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Hello, first of all I made. I departed Dublin Ga. 4 days ago. it was a benifit ride for the united way. over 5000 was pledged for me making it. The mission was a sucess.

The bike performed great. the Lt is the true king of the road. today was a 12 hour day with over 6 miles traveled. the winds were bruital in Texas:)

Question. the bike developed a clicking noise in the front wheel area. It is speed related. I can not hear it at highway speeds but it is pretty loud at parking lot speeds. I did a visual, and did not see anything. I tried to spin the front wheel but could not duplicate it. "any suggestions??"

I changed the front wheel last week. It was not doing it when i started, but has done it for the past 2 days. 1000 miles.

I'm leaving the bike here in san diago for my buddy to drive back, He paid me $1000 for the oppurtunitity and I dont want the bike to let him down. "He's going to attempt a iron butt."
 

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Nail in the tire???? At parking lot speed, do you hear the click when you're riding straight ahead, and/or leaned, leaned right OR left? Good luck in finding the cause.
 

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You said that you changed the wheel last week. Why? And where did the "new" wheel come from? Doesn't sound like you can change back now, but that's the first -make that second - thing I'd try. First I'd try Dick's idea, then swap back and see if the noise is wheel related.
 

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I had the same experience with my rear tire and indeed it was a drywall screw that needed the speed of rotation to hit the inside of the fender. Look inside that fender and see if there is any abrasion.
 

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i did a good inspection on the tires and front fender today. nothing there. I think that one of the brake pads is clicking. reason being, when a slight amout of front brake is applied it seems to stop. is that an issue? when i had the wheel off last week for a new tires i looked at the brake pads. they were slightly worn, as they only have 5 or 6 k on them. it is intermitent now. I dont want to leave my buddy stranded. once again he paid me 1000 for the use of bike and his cross country trip. "worried" :(
 

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Wow! You made it all the way across country with just a clicking front tire? Congratulations on a successful trip!! Whats with the clicking already? :)
 

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dnifong said:
i did a good inspection on the tires and front fender today. nothing there. I think that one of the brake pads is clicking. reason being, when a slight amout of front brake is applied it seems to stop. is that an issue? when i had the wheel off last week for a new tires i looked at the brake pads. they were slightly worn, as they only have 5 or 6 k on them. it is intermitent now. I dont want to leave my buddy stranded. once again he paid me 1000 for the use of bike and his cross country trip. "worried" :(
What brand of brake pads were installed? Many of the aftermarket pads do not have the anti rattle springs on them. This would be the first thing I would check. If that is where the noise is coming from then there will be no problem other than the noise can be annoying.

Jim
 

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If it breaks down give your buddy his money back...:confused:
 
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