Recently bought a new 2012 Stryker. I now have 3K miles on it and the front tire or brake caliper is making a loud/annoying rubbing noise at low speeds and left/right turns. Has anyone else had this problem?
Are there any marks on the tire? You could remove the fender and easily check the inside to see if there are any rub marks from the tire to rule that out. Check the calibers to make sure some stone is not caught in there. Does it get worse if you apply slight pressure to the front brake?
Could be a lot of things but to rule out junk on the brakes etc. give it a nice spray from the garden hose and get into the crevices on the front tire area. Brake dust can cause a slight squeal if it builds up just right...
If all else fails and the noise is always there, take it into the dealer and explain when it happens. They ought to be able to fix it. Of course if it is intermittent then Murphy's Law will say it won't appear when at the dealer
A forum community dedicated to Yamaha Star Stryker Motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, reviews, and more!