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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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My front Anakee2 with 4k miles hasn't made any weird noises from walking pace to The Ton, ambient temps 30 to 105.

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Did your speedo drive get messed up when you put the front wheel back on?

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Did your speedo drive get messed up when you put the front wheel back on?
Or maybe just needs some lube?

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I took it back (no noise) and they looked it over.

They lubed the spedo unit.

Took it home (no noise).

I'll have to get out in the cold with it to see if it took.

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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.
I've had that same noise going on for awhile now but only in cold weather, might be the speedo, I'll
lube it tomorrow after I dig the snow away from my garage door.
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