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I was pulling the Jackpot out to ride it to work yesterday when I could hear a gravel rock/grinding sound coming from the rear tire. It did both walking it forward and backwards. The last time I rode it I got caught in some rain and got some dirt on it. Could that be causing the sound or am I looking at a possible wheel bearing issue?

What do you guys think? It's an 08 Jackpot with right at 15,000 miles on it.
 

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Sounds like brake drag to me. My vision does it also. Don't seem to hurt anything.


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I second the brake drag. If it were a bearing you'd definitely hear it at speed as well and it would be much more pronounced.
 

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My XCT does the same thing. I have taken everything apart and found no gravel, no dirt, nothing. Just the brakes dragging a bit. Has done it since near new.
 

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Brake drag. My bike will do it as well from time to time after being in a rain or maybe even after a cleaning, I can't recall it with a cleaning but absolutely after rain. It goes away or at least mine does.
 

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Mine does that as well especially if it has been sitting for a while. Just the brakes rubbing on the rotor a bit. Nothing to be worried about.
 

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Thanks everyone. I was just wondering because it had never done that before. I did ride to work (about 15 miles/25 min) and there was no difference in the normal sound while riding. When I got to work I rolled it back and forth again and had no abnormal sounds. 13 hrs later when I was leaving working I rolled it back and forth and heard it just a tiny bit. I am going to keep riding it and keep loving every second of it.

Thanks for everyones input.
 

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To Quote most dealers ;They all do that.....:ltr:
Some more than ''others'', Especially when the bike been siting for a while..
 

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Yeah it doesn't take long for rotor surfaces to rust either. Cars will develop visible surface rust overnight. I'm sure a bike that is outside in the same conditions will behave the same. (or put in the garage wet)
 
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