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Old 08-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Buzzing front ... bearings?

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Don't think I have a bearing problem but on Saturday I noticed a load of "Buzzing" from the front end when cornering, OK in straight line and varies depending on the road type.
Tyre is in good condition only done 9000 miles any ideas
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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id check em ...easy enough to pull the wheel off...cheap enough to replace....or a brake pad problem
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My front bearings just went and they were making loud clunking noises, no buzzing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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2007 FLSTF 2003 Anniversary

Don't think I have a bearing problem but on Saturday I noticed a load of "Buzzing" from the front end when cornering, OK in straight line and varies depending on the road type.
Tyre is in good condition only done 9000 miles any ideas
Drop the tire down, put your thumbs on each race pushing down and roll the tire on the floor and feel for any roughness. There should be some resistances, stiffness to movement.

If it is glass smooth, put it in neutral and roll the rear tire, if it feel like a box or rocks, welcome to my world, you have a main shaft bearing failure in the transmission.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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OK Guys thanks for the tips and advice.
I'll get it up on the stand at the week end and take a look
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Make sure your tire pressure isn't low.I would also inspect the brakes.
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I had the same thing on my 2011 FLTRX. I could feel the buzz in the bars on exit ramps. Pulled it down and found NOTHING at all with the bearings. Called my scooter rabbi and he said to lower the air in the tire a little. Problem solved.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i like 36+/- in front a little spongier than a hard 42...rear stays at 41
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK finally got to replace the bearings and although they did not seem bad the difference is amazing. The buzzing has gone.
Thanks for all advice on this one
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