GL 1500 noise

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GL 1500 noise

Post by spark232 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:08 pm

When I move side to side within my lane there is a noise that sounds like it's coming from the back tire area. It's more pronounced on the left side than the right.
Any ideas?

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Re: GL 1500 noise

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:36 pm

10 cents says its your rear tire scalloped.
My Dunlop's had a left lean buzz after 5K miles.Most noticible above 40 MPH.
Another possibility is wheel bearings if the tires are perfect.

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Re: GL 1500 noise

Post by dingdong » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:35 am

Yup. Rear tire more than likely. Mine sounds and feels like a tractor in a lean.

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Re: GL 1500 noise

Post by CrystalPistol » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:41 am

Back in the later '90s I had a set of Bridgestone Spitfire Touring tires on my '85 GL1200A .... was riding with a buddy to Mid Ohio for a few days events / swap meet .... and while I knew the rear tire was slightly worn .... when I got on some new smooth concrete interstate as long as I stayed straight she was quiet ..... but curves, lane changes, weaving .... and even if going straight on steeply crowned roadway, anytime I strayed from straight up to roadway ..... I got a really LOUD high pitch singing. :lol:

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Re: GL 1500 noise

Post by Bearman » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:30 am

I am betting its the rear tire also,mine would do the same thing,also low air pressure can cause it.

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