Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Model: 2011 1800 Deluxe (airbag+nav) in Nebulous Black
1500 noise from front wheel
I've recently swapped my slightly tired looking front wheel from my 1500 for a really nicely refurbished one that came with a nearly new tire. Bike looks a real treat now but ever since the change I've noticed a slight grating noise once every rotation, more noticeable when navigating a right hand bend at low speeds. Any thoughts on what this may be please?
The new wheels is straight and true and I know it's not either of the front the brake pads....right side was replaced before changing the wheel, left side has just been replaced in case they were causing the noise, but it's still there.
One thought.....when I look at the bike straight on from the front the mudguard is not quite central - it is just slightly to the right of the bike (as I sit on it). I wonder if the new wheel is not quite in the same alignment as the old one (but then it should be shouldn't it?) so the mudguard is catching slightly on the tyre.....but wouldn't that be a constant rubbing noise?
Any thoughts and suggestions very welcome! Thanks in anticipation.