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Old 05-05-2012, 05:56 AM   #1
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'88 K100LT - rear wheel squeaks while turning

As the title says, I have an '88 K100. At almost any speed past a stand still, there is a soft (sometimes intermittent) squeaking sound coming from the rear wheel; not too loud, but noticeable. When I apply the brakes it goes away.

I suspect it's the wheel bearing, as it sounds similar to what a bad wheel bearing sounded like on my '71 VW Bus.

Any thoughts? I can try posting a sound clip late today...

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Old 05-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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As the title says, I have an '88 K100. At almost any speed past a stand still, there is a soft (sometimes intermittent) squeaking sound coming from the rear wheel; not too loud, but noticeable. When I apply the brakes it goes away.

I suspect it's the wheel bearing, as it sounds similar to what a bad wheel bearing sounded like on my '71 VW Bus.

Any thoughts? I can try posting a sound clip late today...

Thanks - acs
Hi, Theres a K100 in my work place with 350,000 miles. [Not a misprint!] Sounds like its your brake pads, or wheel bearings. Hows your drive line? Lube it? Hes had had his repair 3 times so far. Good luck!!
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Hi, Theres a K100 in my work place with 350,000 miles. [Not a misprint!] Sounds like its your brake pads, or wheel bearings. Hows your drive line? Lube it? Hes had had his repair 3 times so far. Good luck!!
350k is a lot of miles - Like a lifetime of riding.

I too think the brake pads are a possible culprit. I'll start with checking the pads an move on to wheel bearing if that proves fruitless.

The PO had lubed everything up to the tranny, so I think the driveline is good.
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