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Old 09-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #7606
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I have a 07 XT with about 6200 miles on it. I've started noticing whenever the front end hits a bump there is a really loud "whooshing" noise. I'm assuming it's coming from the fork tubes but alas, I am not at all mechanical although I am trying to learn. Any ideas on what this is and if it is something that needs attention?
My guess is it is just air being forced in and out of the boots on the fork tubes, if you want you can probably grab the front brake while parkes and just compress the suspension a few times and hear it. My aftermarket ones are louder than the stock ones were.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #7607
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I forgot to mention that "loud" is a relative term. The XT forks are a bit wimpy by design and all make some noise over large bumps. (yea, I know..."large" is a relative term too!)
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #7608
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bump! -- found it.. click on the bump!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #7609
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new tire trouble

I have a 95, and replaced the original rubber with Kenda's,but I can't get the tire to seat correctly all around the rim. I think it's because of the "teeth" on the inside of the rim won't let the rubber slide into place. I've tried over-inflating, sun, riding it, clamps, tons of windex and soapy water. It's really bad at 45mph, but ok faster, and I don't even notice it off road.



I'm on page 164, sorry if it's been covered already, but has anyone else had this problem?

Do all XT's have these types of rims? I'm more used to bicycle work. Is it the rubber?

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #7610
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Rim issues

I have a 2000 w/ the same non-slip notches on the D.I.D. stock rims, and they have not posed a problem with the 3 different sets of tires I've had on them. I think they are on most MC rims. You've tried windex, which should do the trick. Baby powder on the tube helps too, but you probably tried that as well. You could try inflating it to, or slightly slightly above the max psi of the tire while assuring the bead is seating properly.
What type of of tire is it? Maybe you got a dud tire, or one with a heavy spot, which would explain the wobble at speed. This might be remedied with balancing. With the front wheel off the ground, see if the same spot on the tire rotates noticeably to 6 o'clock when you release the tire.
I just mounted some Shinkos, and to a certain extent, they wobble a bit as well. I notice it more on the front.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:30 AM   #7611
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if you would have said oil cooler I could have answered that
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:39 AM   #7612
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Thanks

Thanks Woofer. I over-inflated it up to 75psi, and then left it in the sun to try and help it seat, but it didn't work then either. I also had Neduro's thread about changing tires open the whole time. It just seems like the teeth keep one side from seating properly, and I'm pretty sure it's me. I'll check the balance next
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #7613
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I had a tire that wouldn't seat, because I'd stored it with the shipping label taped on which deformed the bead in that one spot.

It was a PITA to seat, but I did the windex HEAVY and repeatedly filled & emptied the air. I may have gone past 75psi, probably so because I ruined a pressure gauge...

It eventually seated.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:08 AM   #7614
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Thanks Woofer. I over-inflated it up to 75psi, and then left it in the sun to try and help it seat, but it didn't work then either. I also had Neduro's thread about changing tires open the whole time. It just seems like the teeth keep one side from seating properly, and I'm pretty sure it's me. I'll check the balance next
Wow! I would have suggested 65 psi because I have had to use that much to seat the bead on tubeless tires. Those are much harder to seat than the tubed ones. I have never had one as bad as the one you describe. It could be a manufacturing defect. I have never has to go aver 30 psi to seat a tubed tire bead.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #7615
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I have a 95, and replaced the original rubber with Kenda's,but I can't get the tire to seat correctly all around the rim. I think it's because of the "teeth" on the inside of the rim won't let the rubber slide into place. I've tried over-inflating, sun, riding it, clamps, tons of windex and soapy water. It's really bad at 45mph, but ok faster, and I don't even notice it off road.
Jeff
The "teeth" are not the problem. I realize that this may be against the ADV code, but you might try some tire lube instead of cleaning products.
Use whatever pressure it takes. The tire must be fully seated.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #7616
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Check the rim lock. It could be interfering with the tire.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #7617
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...but you might try some tire lube instead of cleaning products.
This.

If you mount your own tires, do yourself a favor and go to your local NAPA store and get a gallon of RuGLYDE.

You can thank me later.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #7618
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This.

If you mount your own tires, do yourself a favor and go to your local NAPA store and get a gallon of RuGLYDE.

You can thank me later.

Sounds like KY-jelly for tires.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:35 AM   #7619
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Kenda

I have had similar problems with Kenda tires. What I have done is use soapy water, where it is not seating pry alittle with a tire spoon (not a screw driver) and re inflate, DONOT use as much pressure as needed as you could pop the tube. Also laying the tire/rim flat helps.Keep working it eventually it will go on the rim all the way around, both sides. It may not make the pop sound. You know it is seated if you deflate and the tire stays seated.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #7620
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Kenda was the problem tire for me too. Hmmmm?

Think I'll try the Shinko next.
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