Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Groaning from front end?
Yes, it sounds like groaning. It only occurs at very low speeds, regardless of being in gear or out. When the brakes are off. I can feel the vibration through the handlebars. Bike has 33,000 miles on it. 2011 Cross Country. Had brakes replaced a couple months ago but haven't ridden the bike much since I bought the Highball. May have heard the groaning after the brake job but dismissed it as "break in".
Rode the bike to Laughlin two weeks ago and did not notice it. (400 miles.) Had both tires replaced last Friday. I am riding with the wife on board yesterday and she noticed it. She hasn't been on the bike for a year.
I am guessing I have the wrong brake pads and they are dragging or for some reason, my front bearings are shot and they are grinding.
What say you?
Are either of these guesses feasible?
Could it be something else?
2011 Victory Cross Country (for the wife and me)
2012 Victory Highball (for me!)