no idea what causes this


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tdjklove
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no idea what causes this

Postby tdjklove » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:59 pm



the bike started making an awful high pitched grinding sound when moving forward. It also seems to be dropping asphalt looking debris, but I can't tell from where. I'd guess the front tire area. It feels like I am rolling over something at take off.



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Re: no idea what causes this

Postby BullCBX » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:43 pm

First thing I would suggest is check the speedometer cable. It is easy enough to remove the cable end at the front wheel. You can turn the inner cable by hand and see how "free" or "bound" the cable is.

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Re: no idea what causes this

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:57 pm

Sounds like it could be a wheel bearing. If you put the MC on center stand, and place a jack under the engine case with just enough upward force to get the front end off the ground, you should be able to tell if it is a bearing by holding tightly on a fork tube and shaking the wheel left and right. Any movement could be a tell that the wheel bearing(s) are failing.

The only other thing that can "cast off" debris on the front end is brake pads. You can inspect them fairly easily (visually) or you can remove calipers to check them. You list several Goldwing models in your profile, so I'm at a loss as to which model is making the noise.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: no idea what causes this

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:40 pm

Also check your brake pads to make sure there still are some left.

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Re: no idea what causes this

Postby tdjklove » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:59 pm

thanks. This is the 1990 gl1500....




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