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Today I got an opportunity to ride pmasseyjr's bike. I noticed on my bike in gears 4 and 5 when coasting it sounds like a whistle or a whine. It doesn't sound alarming but if you weren't listening out for it you would miss it. Under load you can't hear it or the engine covers it up. On Paul's bike you can't hear it. Anyone know what this could possibly be. I lubed the rear end.

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well, is it a whistle or a whine?

Where's it coming from? Gas caps can whistle. So can some parts in the wind.
Does either bike have a windscreen?

Some bikes just make different noises.....

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Tires can whistle or whine as well

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It is hard to describe. I will ride for a while longer and if it gets worse I will further investigate it.

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Today I got an opportunity to ride pmasseyjr's bike. I noticed on my bike in gears 4 and 5 when coasting it sounds like a whistle or a whine. It doesn't sound alarming but if you weren't listening out for it you would miss it. Under load you can't hear it or the engine covers it up. On Paul's bike you can't hear it. Anyone know what this could possibly be. I lubed the rear end.
My bike is just so awesome it makes other people think there is something wrong with theirs!


I did hear a "whine" when we got to 45mph plus. But I wasn't alarmed by it. Just seemed like maybe the gears/motor doing its thing. Not sure. Again, have you changed the oil? I did mine a month after I bought it. The other thing I may suggest it could be is the lube in the back....the gear oil. To me...that seemed like where the noise was most prominent.

But still not sure. Only rode it for 3.5 miles.

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It is new oil and I lubed the rear end. The whine sounds to me like it is coming from the front. I guess i could put it on the center stand and have Renee push down the front tire and go through the gears to see if I hear it. If not I just will let it go and see if it gets worse.

Now the bike won't crank again. Now sure if it is the battery or the starter.

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Tires can whistle or whine as well
At my house I whistle and my wife whines.

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I think these bikes have some harmonics in the driveline. I hear it in a lot of videos and I hear it on my bike at certain speeds. Kanuck has a ride video that has the same sounds as my bike, I'd say it's more of a whine that's coming from the rear gear. Nothing to worry about, unless yours happens to be really loud.

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I think these bikes have some harmonics in the driveline. I hear it in a lot of videos and I hear it on my bike at certain speeds. Kanuck has a ride video that has the same sounds as my bike, I'd say it's more of a whine that's coming from the rear gear. Nothing to worry about, unless yours happens to be really loud.
Agreed, Out of the 4 bikes I had each one sounded a little different. My 2002 whined the most.

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Rode my friend's C90T Boulevard the other day. The transmission/driveline sounded like an old farm tractor. Told him I was going to start calling it the John Deere or Kubota, but we settled on Oliver, since he has an Oliver crawler that has beat us both half to death.

He said he thought the same thing when he first got it and called Suzuki about it, they told him it was designed to be that way. Old School designed into it, I guess. But that noise would worry the hell out of me. Sounds like a walnut sheller or something.

Whole different sort of ride on that bus too, nothing like tossing the VN around. The thing is just massive.

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