2 Noise Issues (Music/Road Type)
I am do not post that often, but right now I am at a loss to figure out what is causing the problem.
I went up to the Grand Canyon area with a bunch of friends a year ago and the roads up there are terrible especially in the Flagstaff area (I-17). They can really tear the hell out of your bike with the deep pot holes they have.
We ended up putting over 900 miles on the bike and on the way back I heard noise that was actually sounding like road noise (only way I can describe it) but it was really loud and I never heard noise like that on any of the bikes that I have road and the music sounded totally distorted, almost like a hollow noise. It is a combination of both noises that I hear on my bike.
Took it to the dealer to have them check it out, because I had new tires put on the month before (Dunlop Elite 4). Told them about the rough roads and what I was hearing. They said they looked it over and could not find any problems. I told them they would have to ride it for a little bit to hear the noise and the noise with the music would get worse depending on the songs, so I had to give up with them helping me.
I went over my bike and took off the fairing to make sure nothing was loose and rattling. Speaker enclosures were okay and not loose, even changed out speakers up front and even in the back and they would sound fine when I am standing still, but when I start riding it would get the hollow sound from the speakers up front and checked and checked stuff over again and looked at different forums, but I could not find anything remotely like the problem I was having.
I even replaced the speaker enclosures, tried a different MP3 player, added the sound dampening kit that they sell for the fairing and to this day I am still having the same noise problems. The only thing I haven't replaced is the equalizer because it is not cheap and I would hate to spend the money and still have the same problems.
I know that this post is a little long winded, but any type of help would be greatly appreciated, because I am beyond frustrated and also I am to the point of taking my bike outside to shoot it or dynamite it!!!
2015 Cross Country Tour
2013 Cross Country (Traded In)
2012 Cross Roads Classic LE (Traded In)
2012 High Ball (Traded- In)
2010 Cross Country (Totaled)