Hum Noise on turns


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Hum Noise on turns

Postby Winger 99 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:05 pm



I own a 1500 SE lateley have been hearing a hum noise on turns while at highway speeds that I haven't heard before .Is this bad wheel bearings causing this hum or just noise from the tires. Bike has 99,000 kms on tach and I can only remember changing one wheel bearing.



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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:18 pm

Typical tire hum for the Dunlop E3s as they begin to cup

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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby Mh434 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:25 pm

Yup. Tires. Don't even need to be worn much to hum - mine is maybe 20% worn, and it already howls in the turns. Dunlop did exactly the same thing on my Kawasaki, too. Nature of the beast.

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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby bohdan » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:41 am

I had a hum noise too. But what it appeared to be is that they didn't tighten down the axle hard enough when I got new tires. So when I did a right turn I would get this noise. Wish I would have known this before I replaced the front bearings. I noticed this as it didn't take much pressure to take the bolt off. Good Luck

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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:41 pm

My Dunlop E3 do the same..about 7k miles ....I figured they don't know the words so I turn up the radio louder... :roll:

Actually....I found nothing wrong with the bike...bearings,shocks,alignment,axle torque,swing arm bearings,etc....all were at OEM specs..Yes I actually pulled it all apart and checked too. :geek:
Yet I find scalloping on the left of center on both front and rear....

Some say it's the crown in the road that wears the left side more...
Maybe we should ask a left lane(euro) driver with E3 Dunlops if his tires scallop on the right side.... :?:

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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby Aussie_Rider » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:14 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Some say it's the crown in the road that wears the left side more...
Maybe we should ask a left lane(euro) driver with E3 Dunlops if his tires scallop on the right side.... :?:


You are spot on the money virgilmobile.

In Australia we drive on the left side of the road and I have a terrible scallop that is worse on the right side of my E3.

I also have that dreaded hum noise and even some vibration coming from my front E3 Dunlop.

It has plenty of tread depth left on it but I am planing on replacing it anyway, just to get away from the E3 Dunlop.

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Re: Hum Noise on turns

Postby Mh434 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:03 am

Well, there you have it, sports fans! It would appear we have confirmation that the road crown does have an effect on which side the most tire wear occurs on. Not surprising, really...




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