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Offline Odd Meling

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Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
on: January 20, 2020, 02:09:44 PM

This may have been discussed before, but …

On my new (2019) Tiger 1200 (ca 4000K) I have begun to hear noise from the front wheel.
I will compere it whit the sound from a bad front wheel bearing, a rumbling sound (?).

Went to my Triumph dealer, but they were not able to give any answer more than it's not a bad front wheel bearing.
That is of course very good news, but no answer on what this rumbling sound is.

Anyone experienced something like this? And … have an answer?

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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 02:31:06 PM
My suspicion would be tyres.

What tyres are fitted  :084:

I had Tourance Next which were noisy from day 1, I changed them at 600 miles for Battlax T31 as I have no requirement to off road looks\use and been an XRT thats just fine. Cured my noise problems  :002:

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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 02:53:35 PM
Yup this horse's been beaten to death.
Just put a proper road rubber and the noise will be reduced by 50 to 80%.

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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 03:16:27 PM
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Yup this horse's been beaten to death.
Just put a proper road rubber and the noise will be reduced by 50 to 80%.

 :0461: on how this horse has been beaten to death so many times... we are running out of horses at this point.
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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 03:23:32 PM
Some corporate ideas for when beating the dead horse doesn't seem to be working:

Buying a stronger whip.
Changing riders.
Say things like, "This is the way we have always ridden this horse."
Appointing a committee to study the horse.
Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.
Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead."
Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
Do a Cost Analysis study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 03:28:40 PM
I test rode a used 2018 XRt last year. It had a noise just as you describe. Based on threads here, I too thought it was most likely the front tire (though it only had ~1500 miles). The dealer said there was no problem and they couldn't hear the noise I was describing. I decided to pass on what would otherwise have been a pretty good deal due to lack of confidence.
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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 04:36:32 PM
*Originally Posted by isb [+]
I test rode a used 2018 XRt last year. It had a noise just as you describe. Based on threads here, I too thought it was most likely the front tire (though it only had ~1500 miles). The dealer said there was no problem and they couldn't hear the noise I was describing. I decided to pass on what would otherwise have been a pretty good deal due to lack of confidence.

If the dealers have only ridden bikes with the stock tyres they won't know any different so the noise is normal to them  :164:

All block pattern / knobbly / off-road biased tyres make some noise = or a lot of noise compared to pure road tyres  :008:

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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 05:30:04 PM
My Gen 1 has Shinko 705's on it, which are a lot blockier than the OE tire on Gen 1 or Gen 3, but they're still a lot quieter and tip in more smoothly.
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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 06:48:13 PM
Like you, I had a 2013 Trophy before my 2019 XRT and I was really surprised by the intrusive road noise/roar from the front wheel. Don't worry, it is the tyre and the noise will reduce when you change them.

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Re: Noisy front wheel on a 2019 Triumph Tiger 1200
Reply #9 on: January 20, 2020, 09:00:04 PM
Hi, Thanks for all response  :002:

Tire's make sense.
The Tiger XRT is stored away for the winter.
To my recollection it is the factory-supplied Metzeler tires on the bike.

To my understanding many MC brands deliver '50%' tires on new bikes (due to weight, cost etc ...) and that they can give some challenges.
My experience with new Triumph bikes is that the have been delivered with 100% tires and never noisy tires  :038:

The Tiger will be on the road again in a couple of months and then will be time for a front wheel swap.


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