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I can't tell if it's just the front wheel or both, but they seem to generate a pulsating scratch/ring/squeak sort of noise. I notice it most when I am stopping because the frequency slows, but I can hear it get faster as I speed up and then it's drowned out at >20mph or so. I guessed it wasn't the brakes because it doesn't make a difference whether I'm using them or not, the noise persists. Really I'm not sure though.

I don't have any wheel lifts yet so I can't jack it up and just spin one wheel at a time, I've been looking them over for whatever it might be but I can't figure it out. Ever heard of anything like this? No pun intended...

/09 Ninja 250r
 

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I'm a little tight up for spendin' money so I'm trying to be frugal. I found this on craigs list:



I've never used one of these on a bike before, it's only $30 so the price is great, better than two wheel jacks. I question the functionality though; would it be safe to use this on a full fairing bike? It can't directly support the engine block, and I worry about what the weight of the bike would be put on.
 

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Yeah I was hoping to not have to take the fairings off to check it out just for time and effort's sake, but I might end up having to...

Wouldn't it be odd for wheel bearings to be making noise after <3000 miles?
 

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Well I had checked over for anything obviously visible like things rubbing on the rim etc... I think I'm going to sand the rotors lightly and check for any debris on the brake pads
 
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