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Offline dgdyno

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2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:31:38 pm »
is it normal for the front tire to make a humm or roar win moving
bike is new 100 miles 

Offline fartymarty

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Re: 2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 05:13:13 pm »
I don't know about a humm, but I'm always amazed how much noise funnels up from the front wheel on the few rare occasions when I ride short distances without earplugs. I would have to describe it as a roar of air and tire noise coming up the open area over the front wheel and up behind the headlights. It noticably changes pitch on different types pavements, so I've always assumed it was tire noise that gets an amplifying effect from the fairing enclosure somehow. Still you should check it out just in case we are talking about different noises.  Of course on a new bike with the OEM Bridgestones it could be that with all their other poor attributes, they are also noisy...it's been so long since my bike was new that I can't remember. ::)

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Re: 2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 05:35:28 pm »
thanks it could the tire tread pattern

Offline Hexrays

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Re: 2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 08:13:23 pm »
I bought a slightly used 2014 with just over 5K mi. That tire made the noise you described. It was 5 years old an shot. As soon as I put a new Michelin on the noise stopped.
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Re: 2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 09:22:59 pm »
is it normal for the front tire to make a humm or roar win moving
bike is new 100 miles

You are experiencing the worst bike tire ever made. Do yourself and the bike a huge favor and trash 'em before they cause any wonky handling problems like they did with me. The nickname for OEM 021's is Crapstone for a reason. I'm sure they have caused accidents over the years, especially when they get a couple thousand miles on them. Buy some good Pirelli Angels or PR4's.

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Re: 2019 new c14 noisy front tire
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 05:35:19 am »
I was most unimpressed with the stock OEM tires.  Once they FINALLY wore out, I was so much happier with the Michelin PR GT series.  They don't handle well, and the wear pattern is poor, especially on the front.

Get some serious miles/experience to justify the tire replacement (unless you just can't stand it)... then replace them AND reflash the ECU.

Those are the two things that prevent the bike from being "stellar".  Just wait and see :)
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