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05 883L, no dampability it seems at any speed, frnt end bangs least bit of road surface change, bike sat for number of years,3,200 mi org, speed bumps are a nightmare, in and out of parking lots.

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SOURCE: Banging noise come from the suspension


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SOURCE: I have a rattle in the front end of my 02 maxima.

Sounds like sway bar links.

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SOURCE: Car droning noise

While you are driving, get up to roughly 40 MPH on a road with little or no traffic. Once at this speed, whip the steering wheel left and right as if you were making rapid lane changes. If you notice a change in the pitch or intensity of the sound, it is quite likely that you have a pending wheel bearing failure. The reason that the change will be noticed is because there is a rapid change in load placed on the bearings during lateral moves. Outside of the, the tires alone, can be quite noisy. I drive an old 1981 Mercedes 300TD wagon. I never realized how much road noise was coming from my tires until I replaced them with new ones!

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SOURCE: Loud front end noise over low-speed city street bumps.

I have the same problem but others said that replacing the $25 sway bar bushings fixed the problem. This solution helped several owners so it's worth changing.

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also change the struts (shocks) .

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Beleive it or not, rims are not necessarily able to handle as much pressure as tires. In fact, many high end rims are limited to pressures way below what even the least expensive tires can handle. So, you may want to look on the website of your rim maker to see if there is a limit. Tires too, will have a maximum pressure rating. Be sure not to exceed it.

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You need to think of your tire as a spring. When you hit an obstruction, your tire, just like a spring, compresses. Then like a spring, the tire rebounds. If you have too much air in the tires, you will find your bike bouncing off every little obstruction instead of smoothly rolling over them. Insofar as your wheel meets an obstruction somewhat before bottom, dead, center, you are actually rebounding back! In other words, that bounce is actually a braking action which is slowing you down. Furthermore, too much air will also cause fatigue as ever little bump in the road is transmitted through your bike into your body.

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The perfect amount of air will cause your tire to conform to an obstruction and roll over it with minimal rebound. Obviously, it will prevent pinch flatting, as well.

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There has been lots of discussions of tire pressure in the Road Bike Rider Newsletter. Your may want to check out the
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