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Front Wheel Noise - May 3, 2006, 09:14 AM

I just picked up a used '01 F4i. WOW what a bike! However i have been hearing a strange sound at low speeds coming from the front wheel. Could it possibly be a wheel bearing or something else that I should keep know about that Honda may have had a problem with?
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May 3, 2006, 10:08 AM

what does the tire feel like?


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Describe the noise. Is it a grinding noise? Does it grind and then stop then gring and stop again with rotation? If yes, it could be brake pad rub....normal. Is it a low hum with vibration? Could be a cupped tire....not normal. Is it a heavy rubbing AND grinding that doesn't hit and miss with rotation? Could be bearings....BAD.
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May 3, 2006, 12:44 PM

Jack to front end of the ground and roll the wheel. If you hear bad noises then...just change the bearings. It's not hard. Try it with and without the calipers on.


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I just met a guy today at potbelly's in DC that was riding an F4i. Million to one shot that it was you. I live in DC and if you want to meet, I'll come look at it. I'm not a mechanic, but I play one on TV.
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Describe the noise. Is it a grinding noise? Does it grind and then stop then gring and stop again with rotation? If yes, it could be brake pad rub....normal. Is it a low hum with vibration? Could be a cupped tire....not normal. Is it a heavy rubbing AND grinding that doesn't hit and miss with rotation? Could be bearings....BAD.

Yes! It only grinds a little bit when at take offs but disipates when speeding up. I recently heard that this is normal as well. Thanks!
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June 9, 2006, 11:31 AM

Simple solution, always ride with the front tire off the ground!


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