KM, you are one crazy dude. But I love your humor!Yamahas sound like a tin can full of mice.
Suzukis sound like a fat midget wearing cordaroy pants walking.
Hondas sound like sliding loose change across a marble tile.
I think every bike has its own pecular sounds, but I will say right off after owning several Kawasakis that I never heard a damn thing, so I am guessing somehow you are either nuts, have super human hearing, or just have really really weird luck.
Perhaps it is your bionic hand that chirps?
Oh thank God. So you hear it too. I swear I have heard this with every Kawi I've owned. Like I said, it is not ennoying, and I know it is normal. I was just wondering what causes it. Maybe you and me have ears that are more sensitive to that pitch.KM, you are one crazy dude. But I love your humor!
For the record, I hear that sound when I use my hand brake too, but I've been told that's normal.
Of course it is when I am moving, and I grab a handful of front brake. The sound is very faint. I guess I made it sound like I thought there was a problem with the original post. I know it's normal. It must be a Kawasaki thing.Well, not doubting your sanity here. Would have been nice if you were a bit more specific. Like:
Do you hear this when the bike is standing still or only when the bike is moving?
Can you hear it over the sound of the motor or only in a quiet garage with the engine off?
Does is seem to be coming from the Master Cylnder or the Caliphers?
There are several things that move when you grab the from brake lever, and anything that moves can have the ability to make a sound. (Actualy anything that moves does make a sound...it is just a matter of being able to hear it)
My bike in a dead quiet garage does make some kind of sound when I pull in the brake lever.... and it might be the sound you are hearing too:
The brake light switch.
Mine kind of clicks faintly, it this what you are hearing?
That's one way of describing it. It's kind of like a very light but steady "rattlesnake rattle" when I squeeze the hand brake while in motion.
Ahh, that's why I can't hear it... I took the caliphers off when I added the crossdrilled brake lines!!Well if it does not make the sound when the bike is sitting still, then it likely is not the master cylnder but the caliphers.