Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
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Do you have a front stand? Lift the wheel off of the floor and spin the tire. You may be able to feel extra resistance when turning it by hand. You can also remove the wheel from the bike, and turn the bearing with your finger. It should turn free and smooth and not be jerky.
I just replaced my front and rear bearings a few weeks ago. The job was much easier than I thought it would be. I could feel that the bearings moved easier by hand after doing the swap. I did not have any whistling before hand though.
Givi racks with V35 sides, and V46 Top-case, Garmin Zumo 450 GPS, Powermadd Handguards, Motowerks GPS Mount, Peg Lowering kit, Flat Foot, Arrow Exhaust, Adjustable Levers, GIPro Gear Indicator, Oxford Heated Grips