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post #1 of 11 Old 06-03-2007, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tire Rub ...

Under heavy braking, my fonrt tire is rubbing on somthing; as it is hard to see down there (without going over the handlebars), does anyone have a sugestion of what this might be? I have a fenda extenda, if that helps.

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Have you checked that the brake stuff (lines, calipers, etc) are not loose? Also check to see if your tire has anything stuck in it. I have the fenda extender and cant see how that could cause a problem unless that is loose. But check the fender. I had to losen my fender to put it on. Putting back the brake line bolts was tricky.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-03-2007, 08:33 PM
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Also check the tire pressure. Too little air will have your tire to a point where the squeal you hear will sound like something rubbing.
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Unhappy None of the above

Unfortunately, it's not either. I have 36 PSI, and I can find nothing that is lose... Other ideas?

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My new DL did the same thing for a while, under moderate to heavy braking it sounded like the front tire was half flat. Went away after a while. My 1st new DL didn't do it! Go figure? Disc pads settling in?

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My Wee feels the same way. Very strange feeling, but I don't think it's the tire rubbing on anything... I'm not sure what it is.

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Under hard braking the front brakes will sometimes make the front fender rattle or buzz, also the stock front tire is noisey under hard braking, mine would howl like a off road truck tire under hard braking.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-05-2007, 09:03 PM
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Smile Harmonic noise

I have an 07 Wee and have noticed some harmonic noise several times while braking. When this occurs it does feel as though something is rubbing due to the high frequency vibrations, a slight groaning sound is also heard. I'm not sure if this is what you are experiencing, it's just a thought. Be safe and have fun Mike D.
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Red face Maybe so

I think this vibration thing may be it. So hopefully on Friday--when I get a shinny new fork brace--all that buzzing will be no more.

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Then jack up the front end and spin the tire for anything that looks out of place, even minimally. Tire to fender clearance would probably stay the same in this case, but I would check all of it for tightness/straightness. IF you have a fork brace, loosen your pinch bolts and axle, check to make sure the brace is on straight, and re-tighten everything.

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