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Anyway I have this clicking noise that I can hear when slowing down at lights. Not only while using the brake but all durring the slow down. It clicks faster when moving faster and less at slower speed and stops when wheel stops turning. I usually only hear it after i have been riding for 10-15 minutes but not at the beginning of the ride.



I do not feel any vibration or lopping, and I cant hear it at speeds above 35-45 mph. There is no whobble in the wheel. Also when it it on the center stand it doesnt click.



Is it a bearing, shaft or something else and what do ai do totest it and fix it.

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Does it click when running and in gear on the center stand? Sounds a little like the shaft joint just starting to go bad or something rubbing under speed and load.
 

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Maybe something is hitting when the wheel has weight on it..look at the tire alignment, wear on the tire, up under the fender, etc. or as said it could be drive lien issues while under load..spline, bearings, drive shaft splines.
 

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Try turning the wheel by hand and see if you can tell where the click is coming from.

Check the drive shaft bearing anyway. Mine went bad and broke the knuckle causing it to be too big to turn inside the swingarm and locked up my rear wheel at 70 mph.
 

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How loud is the noise? a similar clicking noise could easily come from an object sticking in the rear tire.
 

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what about a stone stuck in the tire pattern? i had the same noise in my car Lol. could be bearings, if you haven't changed them in a while,, this might be a good time to do it.
 

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Valve stem hitting something??? I know someone who had this happen on a VFR because he had added a longer valve stem cap.
 

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Your co rider, isn't by chance cutting her nails is she?

LOL sorry but anytime I hear a strange noise from behind me.... its usually her.
 

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A clicking sound can be created from a lack of moly paste on the rear drive splines!
 

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Disconnect your speedometer cable at the front wheel and do a test run. Could be the speedo cable or the drive unit at the front wheel.
 

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Mine did that when it was about a week old and it was the wheel going bad. Dealer said I was very close to disaster as the bearings fell out when he removed said wheel. Mine made a clunking sound when rolled backwards.

At any rate, I'd find out what it is before I rode the bike again. A locked rear wheel can ruin your day.
 

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I hope you find your problem cuz then I could say something snappy about a playing card in the rear wheel, like we used to do as kids to make our bicycles sound like motorcycles :D. Sorry, just had to, now back to your regularly scheduled thread...
 

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I'd bet on William and Hatchetman's theory... Pull the wheel ,check bearings and lube that puppy up real good:waving:
 

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I'll go along with some others here that you need to pull the rear wheel off and check the spline and bearings. Mine gets a clicking when the hub pins need lube. If you don't know the last time this was done, moly 60 on the spline and pins might take care of it but check your bearings too.
 

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My buddy had a similar problem on ride a while back. Every time we stopped he'd complain about the tick, tick, tick sound. We gave him all kinds of suggestions...... By lunch time he was a nervous wreck.....sure that his rear wheel was gonna lock on the highway.



We were all in the restaraunt grubbin' down and enjoying some cold ones........and watching him out in the AZ heat, with his bike on the center stand, trying to figure out what that sound was.



I'll never forget the exact moment he found the plastic cigar tube half filled with gravel we'd duct taped to his wheel.



Man was he pissed!!!!
 
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