Whining noise while cornering


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Whining noise while cornering

Postby Aussie_Rider » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:26 am



I have very recently had the my head stem bearings replaced on my 88 model by a local motorcycle shop here in Melbourne/Australia (Only $269 including parts) and have noticed that I have a slight whining noise in the front end now when I corner.

I decided to replace the head stem bearings because there was some small movement forward and back on the wheel when the bike was on the center stand and supported by a jack that lifted the front wheel and I had no idea on when of even if, they had been replaced from new.

Could this just be the bearings bedding in or should I consider replacing the front wheel bearings.

Is there a laymans test I can do to check the front wheel bearings.


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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:50 am

remove the wheel and stick your finger into the bearing race and turn.It should be secure and smooth turning,no grinding....But first,lay your hand flat on the tire and turn it...Feel for any cupping.
I had noise on a left bank but not on a right one.It was the tire.Check the tire pressure too.

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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby dingdong » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:07 am

Check for cupping of the tires also.
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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:24 am

Cable not routed properly binding when turning?
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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby robb » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:56 am

Could just be the tire, mine whines when in turns now after tire swap. It runs smooth as glass and mileage is mid 40's so it is not restricted.

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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby redial » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:05 pm

Do you carry a passenger? And she doesnt like the corners?

Let's know how you get on after the tests that the others have provided. Check back tyre as well for wear, pressure, and cupping.
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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby Aussie_Rider » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:02 pm

Quick update but untested due to wet weather

I checked the pressure on the front tire last night and sure enough it was low ... about 25 lbs.

Seems I have a front tire that is leaking air.

I had a very good look around it and there is no nails or screws in it and the valve isn't leaking so I am guessing it's the bead that is allowing the slow air loss.

I pumped it back up to 41 lbs and will re-check the pressure and test it as soon as the sun comes out.

If it continues to be a problem I will get it re-fitted to see if that sorts out the issue of it going flat.

Hopefully that is the solution to the whining noise. I will come back and let you know if it is solved.

Thanks everyone for the advice. 8-)
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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:57 am

If you have to break the bead....get some balancing beads..2 ounces per tire..and put them inside the tire...remove the lead weights....ride glass smooth

Dyna beads
Counteract balancing beads
What ever is avaiable....

If your tire is cupped,this will not fix it but will keep the tire balanced for it's life..

Didja know your suppose to have the tires re-balanced every 3-4 k miles???

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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:03 pm

Put some dish soap and water in a spray bottle, then spray it around the tire. If there is a leak that is leaking down that fast, you will see the bubbles appear at the source of the leak.

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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby Bigbiker0 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:08 am

WingAdmin wrote:Put some dish soap and water in a spray bottle, then spray it around the tire. If there is a leak that is leaking down that fast, you will see the bubbles appear at the source of the leak.


My advise too!
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Re: Whining noise while cornering

Postby wingit11 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:29 am

WingAdmin wrote:Put some dish soap and water in a spray bottle, then spray it around the tire. If there is a leak that is leaking down that fast, you will see the bubbles appear at the source of the leak.



And pay extra close attention to the valve stem. If it has not been changed, consider changing it. Not uncommon for these to break over time.




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