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Question possible tire roar/noise

I remember reading somewhere that the Metz's roar around 4-6k...mine seems to get the roaring noise whenever i lean from to one side or the other...any idea what causes this or is it something else? tks Mikey

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post #2 of 9 Old Aug 27th, 2006, 9:01 pm
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Sounds like air-wolf in the turns.

Its normal tire wear for the Metz. You can postpone it with the 42/48 psi front and back, but it will eventually sound like that. Mine started doing it around 8K. Long distance trips on the high speed interstate seem contribute to the condition also. It may be wishful thinking but a spirited ride on some twistys seem to tone it down a little or maybe I just feel better about it.

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Too much HOV driving! It is your tires making the sound.

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any idea what causes this or is it something else?
Braking -- the harder, the sooner the noise. Look at the tread blocks; you'll see them tapered front-rear in the direction corresponding to the application of braking force at the contact patch with the road. Big, heavy bike = heavy braking loads, even with moderate brake use, and accelerated tread wear on one edge as the tread blocks deform under load.

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Mine was making a nasty rumble when leaned over. I replaced the front tire, still had some tread life, but I couldn't stand the noise. Now it's much better, rumble is gone. But now I notice when I lean to the left I get a small amount of rumble/buzz. Back tire maybe? This is a '99 LT with 32K miles.
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Back tire maybe? This is a '99 LT with 32K miles.
How many miles on the rear? If over 5-6K, the rear is the likely culprit.

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My Metz's roar like crazy. As said, aroung 7000 miles it starts and only gets louder. My first set wasn't as bad as I rode on a lot of twisties, but this current set was mostly slab so it's worse. The good news is I have 17000 miles on them and got 16000 on the first set so if you can stand the roar you will get great mileage. I probably could go another few thousand miles on this set but I picked up a screw and some glass so I'm getting them replaced Wednesday. I'll enjoy the quiet for a while.

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How many miles on the rear? If over 5-6K, the rear is the likely culprit.
Mark- Not sure, but I think probably around 5K.
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post #9 of 9 Old Aug 28th, 2006, 9:01 am
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So True they do make noise....
At 7,300 miles I installed a set of Metz 880 because I got good mileage out of them on my previous bikes 12K - 15K life. I was surprised the orginal BT020 front was toast at 7,300 miles and the rear had been patched and was 80% gone my bike came with the BT020 so I installed set of Metz880 @ 7,300 miles...Now at 16,500 miles the rear is balded, only got 9K on the Metz880. I notice the noise around 7K. Not happy with the life of the tires both BT020 and Metz880 guessing it is my fault heavy right arm....

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