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post #1 of 16 Old 12-19-2015, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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V strom problem

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I just got some hedienau k60s installed on my bike and I've been getting a whining noise coming from the front of the bike at highway speeds, only when I'm not on the throttle. Also at very slow speeds less than 5 when coming to a stop the bike shakes left to right slightly. This happens either when I'm applying the brakes or I'm coasting to a stop with the brakes. Could it be the new tires or is there something else wrong?

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-19-2015, 08:26 PM
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I am sure that's what it is if there was nothing wrong before the tire change.
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post #3 of 16 Old 12-19-2015, 08:40 PM
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Tires. Ignore it.
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post #4 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Would that also explain the wobble at low speeds?
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post #5 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 01:32 AM
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Personally, I would not run less than 36 psi in the front.
Also adding a wee bit of preload to the front will sometimes settle a little bit of nervousness.
But firstly confirm there is no underlying problem that has arose by coincidence at the same time of fitting new tyres.
A more aggressive tread pattern will most likely account for the noise you hear and might also account for the slight shake you experience but I would still check tyre pressures, wheel and headstock bearing's.
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post #6 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 03:00 AM
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That's exactly what mine did when I put Heidenaus on it. The handling is also very different to the OEM tyres, it'll drop into turns, felt unsafe to me at first but after a couple of hundred km I've got used to it. Much nicer in the dirt. I recommend higher front pressure than standard. You have to put up with the highway noise and front end 'wobble' at very low speed.

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post #7 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 03:16 AM
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And that's why I will never use Heidenaus for street use again.
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post #8 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 01:50 PM
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I use them and love the K60's. Yes, they whine and sing (telling me how happy they are!). But, have no issue with a slow speed wobble, or high speed either. Something else is up. As far as the noise, I use ear plugs!

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post #9 of 16 Old 12-20-2015, 02:11 PM
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Something else is not up, it is your new tires.

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post #10 of 16 Old 12-21-2015, 09:25 PM
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Did you read reviews before you bought them? They are notoriously noisy tires?

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