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Noise coming from back there...

I was ride on Tuesday traveling at 60 70 MPH and heard a noise that I have not heard before coming from the rear end area. It is a growl type sound when I was changing lanes or leaning into a turn. I did pull in the clutch and the noise did not change. I have about 10,000 on the rear tire. I do not want to become a 4%er! The rear end feels solid no play with the wobble test, no fluid that I can see.

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

My first thought would be cupping on the tire, from wear. Fairly common.

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

This is common when your tires become worn. My ME 880's do this after 5 or 6 thousand miles.

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I had the same noise.......until I got a divorce..

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I was ride on Tuesday traveling at 60 70 MPH and heard a noise that I have not heard before coming from the rear end area. It is a growl type sound when I was changing lanes or leaning into a turn. I did pull in the clutch and the noise did not change. I have about 10,000 on the rear tire. I do not want to become a 4%er! The rear end feels solid no play with the wobble test, no fluid that I can see.

Any thought would be appreciated.
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I was ride on Tuesday traveling at 60 70 MPH and heard a noise that I have not heard before coming from the rear end area. It is a growl type sound when I was changing lanes or leaning into a turn. I have about 10,000 on the rear tire. ...
It is the tires. Sounds like air wolf when you lean her over. Mine starts around 8000-9000.

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

I thought it to be the tires so thanks for the comments, at least some of them New tires it is.
Can I borrow some money from anyone

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

The "Humorists" irritate me too.
They should keep their humor to themselves.

I can tell you for sure that the issue you have is tire cupping.
Sounds like heavy duty snow tires.

New tires and the noise will go away.
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The "Humorists" irritate me too.
They should keep their humor to themselves.
Shouldn't there be a "smiley" put somewhere in that statement. No!

Yeah, my rear tire is doing that to me, also.

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

Me too. I hear it at around 70mph, like a whine, clutch in or out. In my case it's when riding straight, not leaning.
I noticed two distinct ridges, about an inch or so apart, running the whole tire length. Is that cupping? Or normal? The whine is worrying...
Humor is good. Bring it on. The AR among us can just scroll to the next post.
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I was ride on Tuesday traveling at 60 70 MPH and heard a noise that I have not heard before coming from the rear end area. It is a growl type sound when I was changing lanes or leaning into a turn. I did pull in the clutch and the noise did not change. I have about 10,000 on the rear tire. I do not want to become a 4%er! The rear end feels solid no play with the wobble test, no fluid that I can see.

Any thought would be appreciated.
Check out your recent diet!!!!!!! diet has been known to put a growl in the rear end area :-)))

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I think someone needs a nap.........

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Re: Noise coming from back there...

It's easy to confirm the tires. While going straight, at speed, do a real slight and quick lean right or left, then quickly back to center. You'll hear the howl increase with the lean. Mine are cupping more on one side than the other- go figure. Still have tread. Since I have full-face with intercom, I just turn up the tunes, or ignore- it's not life-threatening, just maybe annoying if you're not expecting it.
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Re: Noise coming from back there...

Well I got a set of new tires tonight and all is well. The noise is gone and I think she is faster!

Thanks for the information.

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