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Old 05-27-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Question 2010 tyre noise or final drive?

I've got a 2010 GSA with 1,000 k's (600 miles), that has a rythmic hum coming from the rear end. It's been there since the day I rode out the showroom. It is loudest at 70 Klm (45mph) in 5th on even throttle. Would some kind souls try their ride at similar speeds and let me know if they have a similar sound. I've tried Anakees and Tourances, it didn't make much difference.
If you don't have the noise, what tyres do you have?
I know I'll get a few comments about 'don't ride at those revs in 5th', I don't, but it may be indicative of a future failure Thanks, John
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Tourances are not particularly smooth even when new, how do you have two different tryes in 600 miles? these bikes take a good bit of settling down, its in warranty, ride the snot out of it it will improve with miles.

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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2010 tyre noise or final drive

I had the original 'off road' tyres replaced with the Anakees when I originally picked it up, the noise was there, so I changed them for Tourances, thinking it was the tyres but the noise remained
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:38 AM   #4
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The Anakee siren goes off between 80 and 100 km/h. Tourances aren't quite as loud, but still there. earplugs takes care of that.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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I'm curious how you could hear the noise at the rear above the wind noise at 45 mph ? Is it at specific RPM's ? My R12 has an oscilating vibraiton in 4th gear between 3 and 4k rpm. Dealer took it out and I got the 'Some of them do that' response. My previous R12 didn't. Got an extended warranty and kept on riding.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:08 AM   #6
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I've a noise in 5th gear at city speeds so I've learned to ride in 4th or 6th and spend as little time in 5th as possible, except in hilly country I usually manage.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:04 AM   #7
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Hey Lockwood

I have a 2011 with 8000k (yeah I know I don't get out enough) running Anakee II's and also have a resonating noise (a rhythmic drone) that also is there in 5th gear but not in 4th or 6th so it. I have posted the question but without too many specific answers other than its harmonics and nothing to worry about.
I think you will learn to live with it and not notice it so much once you know that it isn't/shouldn't cause any concern down the track. I have
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:24 AM   #8
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Similar sound on my '08 GSA

Hello John,
My '08 emits a rythmic sound in 5th gear around 45-50 mph, engine RPM around 3K. The sound was there since I purchased the bike in '12. It had Metzler Tourance. I did notice that after replacing the rear tire with a new Tourance, the sound was no longer there. Starting about 900mi or so on the new tire, the sound slowly came back. I'm guessing the sound might be some weird harmonics partly contributed by tire noise. I don't notice it as much at higher engine RPM or speed in 5th gear. As such, it does not bother me.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:39 AM   #9
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Does the noise change or go away depending on road surface? I had an 08 that I ran Anakees and Tourances and neither made much noise until they had a lot of wear on them . My new 14 GSAW has conti attacks on it with about 1700 miles and they make noise in all gears depending on speed and road surface. I think the noise is a combination of tire whine and gear harmonics. I also think that on the GSAW the big aluminum gas tank acts as a big echo chamber. I now wear ear plugs and should have been for a long time.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:06 AM   #11
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Nice to know it's not just my bike with the 5th gear resonance
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:20 PM   #12
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Hey. Has a 08 GSA with a lot of noise in 5th gear. Switched to Pilot Road 3 and the noise is completely gone.
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