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My 2003 Kawasaki ER-5 has a squeaking noise, sounds like it is coming from the front end when travelling at all speeds. The noise doesn't happen when I brake.

Have tried putting on centre stand to check if its the front wheel in any way and no noise. Brake pads and disc are in good condition.

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Hi, Chimmy I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Chains---RATTLE
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
7. Gears---WHINE
8. Front Forks---PLUNK
9. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
10. Starters---CLICK
11. Solid Lifters---TICK
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
13. Pistons---SLAP
14. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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