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2004 vtx has noise in frontend at times.

I have a 2004 vtx retro and at times going down the road I have a noise that sounds like a nest of birds fighting. Braking makes no difference in noise. I thought at first it could be a wheel bearing or fan bearing but am not sure. I have a windshield and do have some noise when the wind is blowing at times. It only happens while on the move and usaly at speeds above 50mph.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    Let the bike idle in your driveway until the fan comes on to find out if it is the fan. Put the front wheel in the air and spin the tire by hand to check front wheel bearings. Also hold the top and bottom of the front tire (may want to take the fender off, or grab from the inside diameter of the rim) and try to move wheel side to side to feel for play in the front wheel bearings. There should be no movement. Could be helpful to have an assistant hold the bars while you try that. Please don't let the bike fall on you.


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It sounds like wind noise.

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