Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
Anakee Wind Noise or Something Else?
Six days ago new Anakee front installed on a 2007 DL650A.
Returning home I immediately notice an intermittent sound above 40 MPH that can best be described as "turkeys on helium" emanating apparently from the front of the bike. It sounded a lot like wind noise in a car with bad weather stripping.
Changing windshield angle and raising my helmet visor and chin bar had no affect other than allowing me to hear the sound more clearly.
On the way back to the shop in the warm afternoon the sound was gone.
They removed the brake calipers and everything looked fine.
The sound returned this morning.
Front wheel bearings were replaced 20,000 miles ago.
Taking it back to the shop this afternoon to check the bearings and re-assembly.
I'm hoping for an avalanche of responses claiming an peculiar aerodynamic effect of the tire.
Sent from my Hewlett-Packard 75C, using the Flying Merkel motorcycle app.
Stromin'Nroman NC28729, USA
DL650A K7 (Greywolf Moto Lab's R&D test mule) June 1, 2012 - present
DL650A K7 April 23, 2007 - January 6, 2012, RIP
"Look here brother, who you jivin' with that cosmik debris?" Frank Zappa, 1975
Last edited by Stromin'Nroman; 10-11-2012 at 01:16 PM.