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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-May-2019, 12:35 PM (732)
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tire scream

Yep my 2017 Michelin tires scream too...I can hardly wait to chuck em!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-May-2019, 03:05 PM (837)
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front end noise

Its not the tires, not the windshield, its the whole package. I have tried different combinations of tires and windshields and it never goes away. I am using Michelin road pilot 4 GT tires and despite the 100% road bias the noise is still there esp from 40 to 90 kph.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 17-May-2019, 06:37 PM (984)
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I think it's tire noise that the body work just amplifies. The fork opening acts as a megaphone, directing the tire noise right up into your helmet. The more aggressive the tread, the worse the noise. I notice it on my 16 model, even with Pilot Road 4 street tires. You can get the same "tire noise" from most bikes when the front tire is worn and cupped when you lean into a turn. I hear the "zzzzzzz" of the front tire cornering any bike when the front is worn.
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I'm calling werewolves...

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 19-May-2019, 07:06 AM (504)
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Originally Posted by jdanek View Post

I'm experiencing the same issue on my '15 R1200GSA ... really annoying howling noise coming up through tank opening. Can hear it from 20-70mph.

Noise seems to be captured and amplified by my helmet. As described, its less apparent if I take the helmet off (which I don't do normally). I also have Anakee IIIs. Even with ear plugs the noise still resonates within my helmet.

Did you ever figure out the source of this, is there a fix?

I'm going to try a new TKC70 tire on the front just to see if this is an Anakee issue. I don't expect that will help since the current noise doesn't change with lean angle. Also planning to take a test ride with a different helmet, i.e. Schuberth C3Pro.

I have 2019 R1250GS with same noise problem. I donít think it is a helmut issue. Iíve changed windscreen already and that helped a bit. Was wondering if the tire change you mentioned helped with the noise?
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 19-May-2019, 01:07 PM (755)
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I have learned to accept noise. These bikes make noise. They are not cruise queens. My Reemus pops ( cool ). The wind off the windshield wooshes. The tires rumble. The gears are a bit noisy. It is a sensory experience that makes me feel like I am riding a rugged machine and I find it part of the charm.

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