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Took the 750 out for another long ride and at a couple lights I hear a strange noise. A sound which reminds me of static from an electrical charge followed by a whirling noise increasing in pitch.

I'm thinking the electrical charge could be a valve tensioner issue but the bike only has 300 miles on her. tried youtube for the noise but couldn't identify it as a tensioner issue. Any ideas? What would the increasing pitch be caused by. Any help would be appreciated.

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Does the pitch change with speed or RPMs? Could it be the tires?

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Does the pitch change with speed or RPMs? Could it be the tires?
I can only hear it when at idle

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Noisy fan motor kicking on?
I'm going to record it today and post it on Youtube. I'll keep you posted.

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Chilhowee Tank Bra
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