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Offline matj1990

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new owner from northern ny
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:05:42 pm »
Just traded my 09 Yamaha raider for a used 08 concours with 7k so far loving it.  Can't believe how smooth it is and fast !! My only complaint so far is a low speed squeek at the front wheel after I drive it 5 min or more. Its not brakes as it doesn't change when I apply them I'm guessing maybe wheel bearing starting to go ?

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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 03:43:27 pm »
Put the bike on the center stand and weight back so the front is off the ground. Spin the wheel to see how much drag there is. It's possible that a pad is dragging/piston not returning. And welcome to the forum.
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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 03:45:16 pm »
Put the bike on the center stand and weight back so the front is off the ground. Spin the wheel to see how much drag there is. It's possible that a pad is dragging/piston not returning. And welcome to the forum.

Wouldn't that stop if I were to apply brakes or at least change because this does not.

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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 03:59:21 pm »
One way to find out. It would be a place to start to find the cause.
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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 06:52:14 pm »
Didn't we have someone else here have a squeak coming from the front wheel?

Why yes we did, he says to himself...

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=16771.msg205968#msg205968

Unfortunately we haven't heard what if anything fixed it.
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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 07:07:08 pm »
Bienvenue !

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Re: new owner from northern ny
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 07:40:17 pm »
So it seemed to have stopped on its own I feel I may just had to be ridden. So on to my next quirm ... Is there a seat that will stop me from sliding forward and squishing the boys  :o Lol.  I'm 6"2 280