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Wheel Bearings or Something Else?

I think I am hearing a "rotational" noise. I think it is coming from the front wheel. I'm getting a chirp-chirp-chirp sound as the wheel rotates. My first thought was wheel bearings. But would they make the chirp-chirp-chirp as the wheel turnes or would they just make a steady squeal? I'm pretty sure it isn't the brake pads. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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That sounds viable to me. Mine just started making a similar sound after riding in fridays heavy rain. You can try spraying some wd40 on the bearing as you spin it & see if the noise goes away. If it does you're likely in need of new bearings. (Anybody, correct me if I'm wrong)

What kind of miliage does your bike have?
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Check the speedo system. It is on the left side of the front wheel. A bit of wd spray may help.

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Worn disk brake pads will make that noise.

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While back someone had what they discribed as a "chirping" noise simular to you. It was the speedometer.

You can try taking the cable off... Top and bottom and go for a ride. If the noise disappears.... There you go........

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