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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    03076 / 33917

    front end noise when riding C14

    is it me or does a C14 have a noisy front end?

    Mine sounds like the front wheel bearings are "dry", very noticeable when riding... been that way since day 1, now at 1900 miles.
    ZRX 1200R 7/2003 -5/15/2015 (sold to a good home)

    ZZR1200 April 2009 -September 2014 (dealer trade in)

    2017 Concours 14 ( June 2018 -current)
    HD 2013 FLHTK Stage 4 ( Sept 2014-Current)
    HD 2003 FLHTCI cammed. closed loop FI, upgraded suspension ( Sept 2005 - current)

  2. #2
    c10's best friend
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Tomball, Tx.

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    No noise on mine.
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  3. #3
    Devils’ Advocate
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Large and Prickley

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    The bearings might be shot. Ca Pete had a seriously worn pair.

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  4. #4
    beermonger
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Foothills of the Brushy mountains

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    The front fender on my 2013 developed a 1” crack right in the front edge that caused a strange whirring noise that made me think it was a wheel bearing or a warped rotor.
    Check your fender for cracks, maybe it was cracked when you got it like your .
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  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Christmas, FL

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    The bearings might be shot. Ca Pete had a seriously worn pair.
    TMI

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    Stick coils, DIM Harness
    Cam degree 105 int.,107 exh.
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  6. #6
    Weirdly Peculiar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Where am I?

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    I just replaced the front wheel bearings in my C14, about 68,000 miles. First relatively new motorcycle that I've detected worn or notchy wheel bearings in.
    2000 Green, 1109, Mikuni 38mm TMR-MJN's, Yosh pipe, ZX-11 cams, Pods, ZX-11 Ignitor, Kwick Kill, Tealdo Stick Coils, Wyn's Sprocket Cover, Ted's Battery Out, MonkeyPincher Rack

    2010 Concours 14 ABS Ball Coddler "The Velvet Missle", 151 HP, lots 'o mods

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  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Guyton, Georgia

    Re: front end noise when riding C14

    I hear all kinds of noises coming from the front of mine when my shield is up and the music off. I know there is nothing amiss on the front end as I have had the front wheel off twice recently trying a different set of brake rotors. I just keep the shield down and the music up


 

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