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Sounds like tires are the problem (or at least the cause of the noise) if they are still good treadwise and not badly cracked, I'd go ahead and wear them out before replacing them. The whine wouldn't bother me at all, as long as I knew what it was.
A few other remote possibilities. Check the final drive oil, if you haven't done the splines, definitely do that before riding it again, also check swing arm play and clearance. The swing arm has to be an exact distance between the pivot and frame, or the drive shaft will not line up properly. If it is loose, it might be moving when you lean over.
Are you sure it isn't the pegs dragging? The Vulcan will lean waaaay over for a cruiser, but the pegs will drag eventually. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike