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Squeal in rear wheel, advice needed
Written by gibinmich on 6/24/2010 at 09:23 pm

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,
the rear ends are pretty bullet proof.
--- In, "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 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

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