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Offline plaaty

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noise at 45mph
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:41:01 PM »
Hi all,

went out last night for a short run 2 up and noticed an oscillating whine at 45 mph, it does it a bit riding solo at about 50 mph. The back tyre is a Metzler Torrance and isn't great, front tyre is the same but is in good condition.
I don't think is engine related because its still there if I pull the clutch in and coast.
Is there anything common I can check.
Ill check the tyre pressures tomorrow, but I think they should have been done when the bike was serviced the other day before I bought it.

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 09:06:32 PM »
The Tourance tyres are noted for their noise as are others with off road abilities.

I removed the Tourance tyres off my brand new XRT after only 600miles due to the noise and went with Battlax T31 as I only require full on road tyres and more than happy with the change  :001:

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 09:26:06 PM »
a video would be great and actually will help a lot. otherwise tyres, rims, plastic parts..
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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 09:39:50 PM »
Thanks for the info, I'll try to get a video

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 12:12:13 AM »
Definitely the Tourance tires. It gets worse as the wear. It also gets louder two-up. Michelin PR4's cured that problem for me.
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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 08:22:48 AM »
Hi

Did exactly the same as CaptainTrips.

From memory I only had 2000 miles on the OEM tourances but the noise was so bad I just had to change them - PR4s are (IMHO) a much better tyre anyway!

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 08:58:39 AM »
Count me in.
PR4s instantly solved the problem.

FWIW the Tourance Next are even worse at the front, but a bit better at the rear. Go figure!

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »
ok seems like the tyre is the likely culprit
it is worn unevenly, and is a little flat ( tread not pressure! )
Ive checked the tyre pressures, they were ok, Ive adjusted them by a couple of psi to 36F and 42R
Im going to take it back to the shop tomorrow to see if there is any good will, they did mumble about replacing the tyre when I looked at it but then decided it was ok..... love the bike shop !!

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 09:01:26 AM »
Yes 100% tyres, mine are very noisey, as soon funds are available will change them to well known manufacturer.

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Re: noise at 45mph
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 08:03:29 PM »
well I took it back to the shop, the mechanic took it out and couldn't hear the noise, but did check all the bearings etc..... so no free tyre :003:
Not to worry I'm gonna run it as it it while the missus gets used to going on the back, we won't go past 45mph much anyway, not without feeling the fist of fury!

thanks everyone for the comments  :152:  it's good to know its a known fault

 


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