Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Country, CA, USA
Re: Noise when riding
Originally Posted by Ervin
Thanks for help
The tires are Metzeler Me880 front and back. Front is new, rear I don't know but has good treads on it. The bike is a K1200LT and has 25761 miles
Metzelers are noisy tires - that is the problem. Near the end of their lifespan, the front will get very noisy, with a vibration you can feel in the turns (you'll think a wheel bearing may be going out).
Even though you say the front is "new" this is a problem that can manifest quickly, especially with low tire pressure.
I just turn up the music... Run 42 PSI front, anf 48 PSI reat, and that'll help prolong the good life, and prevent the scalloping that causes the noise. I've had several sets.
FWIW, I am taking the suggestion of a friend, and having some Avon Storm 2 Ultra's put on this Saturday.
CCR: 2008, Midway; 2011, Boise; 2012, Duluth; 2014, Chattanooga. MOA: Billings, 2015; SLC, 2017
CCR-R: 2018, Russellville
'13 K1600 GTL-P - "Eva"
Sold but "beloved" ride: K12 LT - "Pepe"
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