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Clicking noise in the rear end of my 2005 Rocket 3

I have had my Rocket 3 for a little over a year now. I always noticed a very slight "clicking" noise in ther rear end but never gave it too much thought. A couple of weeks ago, I put a new rear tire on and put 150+ miles on it. I then noticed a very prominant clicking noise. The frequency of the noise is directly related to the speed of the bike. Any ideas?

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It sounds like a bearing but you need to investigate a little further. Put the bike up on its center stand, rear wheel off ground. Then spin the wheel by hand and find that sound. IF you hear the sound really try to pinpoint its location. Then of course you need to get the repair book/ maintance book and go through the trouble shooting list. Good luck

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