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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 10:53 AM
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Seems I feel the buzz from around 20 mph up. It gets gradually worse from 20 up to 40.
40 is where it's most pronounced.
Accelerating /riding past 40 it lessens, but still noticeable.

Any gear, clutch in or out, engine off, accelerating, slowing down,
or at a steady speed, I still feel it.

When they remounted the tire he checked everything.

I'm thinking about getting another tire from a different supplier & have it mounted.
If the problem goes away, it was the tire.
If the problem remains, there's something else wrong, & I have 2 new tires.
I would go with the same dealer, then if the problem is corrected there shouldnt be a fight for warranty.
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Solved! Bad Tire!


Rode to Cycle Gear where I purchased the tire, informed the manager about the problem.
He said it might be "This'', or it could be "That", or it could be the forks got twisted.
He suggested I go to the Independent shop behind C-G & have them take a look.

So I go, and Lo & Behold, the guy who used to work on my bike 15 years ago is running the shop.
Said the owner was recovering from a bad case of Lyme Disease.

So, I tell him the story (As I related here). When I'm done, he states it's the tire.
I mentioned what the Manager had said. When I was done speaking, he said it's the tire, and
went on to explain why it couldn't be what the Mgr. said.

Then, Fate Smiled on me!

He called his supplier, that tire was on back order.
Then he looked at his rack of new tires, I'd guess there were no more than 8, and he
had the one Metz, that fit my bike.

Swapped tires, road tested it, came back, had me road test it, I payed for it, & was good to go.
Brought the bad tire back to Cycle Gear & got my money back.

Just FYI, the mechanic told me I was the 4th person into his shop in the past 6 weeks that got a bad tire.
He's replaced 2 Dunlops, a Pirelli, & my Metz.

I still have a very, very slight buzz, which I'm hoping is due to the newness of the tire.

Thanks to you all for your opinions, insight, and trying to help me out.

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So what was the "loud crack" "Firecracker" sound you heard? Tire related or? Did you mention it to the shop?


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So what was the "loud crack" "Firecracker" sound you heard? Tire related or? Did you mention it to the shop?

Funny you should ask...

I neglected to tell the shop, but, I happened to ride the same road today,

Right in the area I heard the bang, I saw an empty plastic "Nipper" bottle with the cap screwed on & the bottom blown out.
I figure I ran over it.

With the new tire, the bike handles & rides like it did before.
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