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Old 04-15-2010, 01:26 PM   #31
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If it bothers you that much, take it back to the dealer and have them test ride it to see if there's a problem, or if it sounds normal.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:34 PM   #32
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If it bothers you that much, take it back to the dealer and have them test ride it to see if there's a problem, or if it sounds normal.
See, that's what he's sayin' - the Dealer has passed the Ol' Buckaroo, and are playing dumb.

OK, now I understand the way you describe it efrainv, it does not sound like "normal motorcycle sounds".
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:25 AM   #33
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The sound has been described as "howling" or "whinning" noise. It starts about 18mph and about 30mph. If the speed is kept constant the sounds gets louder a then sounds like unlubricated parts rubbing together. Similar to the sound of worn out break pads when breaks are applied.

Do this: Find an empty stretch of road and get the bike to speed where it's making the racket. Put it in neutral and use the kill switch to cut the engine. If the noise stops, you'll know it's in the engine or tranny. If it keeps up, then it will be in the driveshaft/chain/sprockets, the brakes, or a wheel bearing.

Give it a try and report back. Good luck.
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