New XR - crunchy bushing?
From day one, my new XR has been making a crunchy sound as the wheel rotates. Can't hear it outside on the asphalt as the road noise covers it up, but it's very clear when in my basement:
Otherwise, all else is good. I'm just looking for feedback on whether or not this is cause for concern while I'm still under warranty.
SteveSiz last edited by
Sounds like just the sound of the surface of the new rubber tire and the basement ground. Can you try another surface?
I have 60 miles on it so far, so tire isn't "new" anymore. If I remember correctly, I came across another post about this a few weeks back, but can't find it now, but I will ride it on some carpet to see if the noise is still there. Thanks for the suggestion.
Took a little spin on the carpet...
I would have bet money that the “crunchy” sound was not the tire on the concrete floor, but it must be. Mystery solved!
wheelrich last edited by
That's nothing. Just a little surface grit. Mine make a lot more road sounds than that. Yours is pretty quiet, actually. But you can wipe off the tire with a wet rag and see if anything is stuck in the rubber, if it bugs you that much.