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I have recently purchased an 03 goldwing with 15k miles on it and recent new Metzler tires, put on before I bought the bike. I have a roar in the rear of the bike when I turn left or lean the bike to the left at about 40 mph up. It's also there on a right turn or lean but only slightly. It is still there when I pull the clutch in and coast at these speeds. Please chime in if you've had or heard of this problem and know of a cure? I'm in the process of draining the final drive, it did have the correct amount of gear oil in it, about 4 ounces and I plan to put Amsoil oil back in it tomorrow. Everything seems tight and it has no wobble in it. Any help appreciated.

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You said new metz installed , lots of guys says these tires are very noisy, high whine to them, just check or change the rear hub it's easy I use nothing but mobil 1 rear end lube synthetic, probably just fine your looking for a weird noise it's new to you and there are many, just look around on the rear swing for cracks while your changing the hub oil...snow...
 

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It's not a final drive problem per your description. Sounds like a tire issue for sure.
 

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Same with my 02 :roll: I have always run on Bridgestones except when recently forced to buy the only rear tire on the shelf which was a Metzler.

Oh boy does it howl when leaned into a corner. It is positively the rear tire in my case.
 

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Thanks for all the input, I feel alot better........

Thanks everyone, I feel alot better........
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Rear tire most likely. In many cases it sounds like teh front tire because teh sound is reflecting back at you from wind screen.

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It could very well be tire noise, however considering the rear of the bike is designed around a single arm it is also possible there is more flex and with that flex there might be a little noise associated with it. I have noticed a small amount of roughness and increased rumbling from mine under similar circumstance. I am of the opinion it is normal but being older and used to traditional design I can't shake this nagging feeling that the arm isn't as strong and subject to failure. No issues of this nature have surfaced yet thank goodness!

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Noise

It has been my expeience that what you are hearing is just the noise the tire tread pattern makes when we lean the bike in a turn. Relax and enjoy the ride, I certainly do these waining days of our riding season.
 

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I really didn't expect to get such great response to this guestion from so many intelligent people and I want to say Thanks to all who responded, I don't have the knowledge to compare the stock tire to the Metzler so this is great information, once again THANKS.................
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TIRES! Are they just a little bit Cupped? Then again, TIRES!
 

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I had an identical noise when my Metzlers had about 10K, continued riding them until 16K. Replaced the rear only with a Bridgestone and noise went away. I still have mileage left on the front Metzler, so I am not going to change it yet. I do have some decel wobble, but a Bridgestone will be going on when I replace.
 
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