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Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
Written by literidr on 6/24/2010 at 04:29 pm

Hey Sage,

It's normal for the rear hub to be warm. Much of the hot air from the engine
and radiator exits the plastic just in front of the back wheel. I've noticed
that my rear tire is warm even in cool weather.

I know that my rear tire (the Shinko tire) "whistles" at highway speeds(not that
I notice anything, my son who was riding behind me told me). It's kind of hard
to locate a squeal under those conditions. I would check my front brakes (no
dissassembly required) just feel either side of the front rotors for rough wear.
Then have someone hold the back end down and spin the front wheel to check for a
bad wheel bearing and listen for anything foreign inside the covers. If that
doesn't show anything, then I'd remove the rear wheel and look for trash inside
the brake drum. Then put your hand on the rear bearings and turn the centers
checking for anything but smoothness.

Somewhere in this process, you will probably find what you're looking for.

Good luck,

John Handford, literidr@...
Taylors, SC
'90 PC "Spirit"
'94 PC "Chance"

PS: Are you still living in Alberta?

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "cmcvean" <sage@...> wrote:
>
> Hi all, decided to take my wife's 1990 PC out to a bike nite about 50 km from
home last night on mostly freeway and highway riding.
> Upon arrival a fellow rider told me he could hear a squeal coming from the
bike as I pulled into the parking lot. Having ear plugs in I didn't hear it.
When I left I made a couple loops around lot and no noise. Hitting highway still
nothing but at about 100 km.hr I did notice the squeal returned. As I slowed it
would quit but return as I accelerated up past 100. Not a real loud noise but I
could hear it.
> Upon arrival at home I touched the wheel hub on both left and right side and
it was quite warm. Not too hot to touch but getting there.
>
> I guess my question is.... is the hub normally hot after riding or is there a
severe problem in there. Brakes seem to work just fine and bike has only about
42,000 km on her.
> What say yee of fine mechanical mind?
>
> Thanks
>
> Sage
> www.sagebrushdesigns.com
>

Message Thread for message #94421

cmcvean
6/24/2010, 02:14 pm
Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
Hi all, decided to take my wife's 1990 PC out to a bike nite about 50 km from home last night on mostly freeway and highway riding. Upon arrival a fellow rider told me he could hear a squeal coming from the bike as I pulled into the parking l

    desert_ratt_...
    6/24/2010, 03:48 pm
    Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
    The hub was hot? Can't hurt to pull the rear tire (that will make you love shaft drive!) and give everything a good cleaning/lube. Did you check to see if there were any signs of where on the edges of the tire, where it might rub on the i

      cmcvean
      6/24/2010, 07:13 pm
      Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
      No rubbing of the rear tire anywhere near as I can see. It was the 1st time out after washing the bike so maybe a little debris got in there somehow. Appreciate the reply. Sage --- In

    literidr
    6/24/2010, 04:29 pm
    Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
    Hey Sage, It's normal for the rear hub to be warm. Much of the hot air from the engine and radiator exits the plastic just in front of the back wheel. I've noticed that my rear tire is warm even in cool weather. I know that my rear

      cmcvean
      6/24/2010, 07:10 pm
      Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
      Thanks for the tips John, I'm no mechanic but I'll pull the manual and see how to remove that rear wheel. Still leaving in Calgary AB for sure. I can't picture you from the name. I'm going senile I think eh. :-) Sage --- In

        literidr
        6/25/2010, 03:52 am
        Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
        I remember you from the Longriders list. I don't spend much time there these days, but we exchanged comments about your friends at Punkin Center campground near Deals Gap (not far from me) a couple of years ago. Good luck finding your

          cmcvean
          6/25/2010, 02:43 pm
          Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
          Ahhhhh I wonder if you're thinking of The Kickstand Lodge? I know you're in some pretty fine riding country where you are. I'm a bit envious. I bought a BMW R1200RT that is just a hoot in the corners, and well pretty much everywhere else too.

            literidr
            6/25/2010, 04:13 pm
            Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
            Well now, I wasn't thinking about Kickstand but that could have been my fault. I spent the front end of a rainy weekend there last fall and other than the rain, I enjoyed every minute of it. So you must be talking about Mo and her late husba

    gibinmich
    6/24/2010, 09:23 pm
    Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
    You sure the noise wasn't the infamous tweet from the exhaust? No? How about the differential oil level? When was the last time the rear splines were greased? Unless you bike is real high mileage I can't imagine what the noise could be, t

      cmcvean
      6/25/2010, 02:46 pm
      Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
      I'll check the diff oil level today sometime, but I did ride it again last night and the noise was not evident, perhaps just a bit of debris got in the hub. Thanks for all your help gents. Bike only has about 41,000 km so not high mileage at