Tyre (Tire) Noise
Sorry for "flogging a dead horse" but I,m off to The South of France in a few weeks time and even after reading through all of the relavent info on Tyre wear and noise I would be grateful for some assurance on my Symptons. My Bike is a 2004 LT (Updated Spec) which I bought second hand from a Dealer with 3700 Miles up. I didn,t notice anything a first but on the last few rides out I have begun to notice the "Growling" in Turns. The noise is accompanied by a distinct buzzing/vibration felt through the Handle Bars. The Bike now has 4500 Miles up and has the Original Metz Me 880 Tyres which I run at 36/42. I don,t think I would be happy running the Front at the suggested 42 psi as Grip and Feedback are my main Priority. I have had a good look at the Front and it looks fine to me with no evidence of the "cupping" as described by others. The Rear has loads of tread depth with only minor flattening off in the Centre. When I first heard (and felt) the Growlind my initial thought was "wheel bearing", however at only 4500 miles this seems unlikely. As the Bike was built in 2004 this means that the Tyres are now at least three years old so even with the low mileage could they be getting past their best ?. I don,t really mind spending the cash changing them if it would cure the Noise but would be disapointed if after a few thousand miles I was "back to square one". Any advice, help, suggestions and assurance will be most appreciated.
Thanks, Mike Tee