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post #1 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Ever since new this bike has made a howling sound on acceleration (mild or hard). But not in first or second. It sounds like the chain too tight, but it’s not. When cruising along and just give it a little gas, you can hear it and when you back off it’s goes away. Could it be the cut of the gears from 3 to 6? Or is this just normal??

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 07:07 AM
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Might just be the air induction noise from the fuel injection system, mine makes a pretty good howl when you get on it. Not sure why you wouldn't notice it in first or second though, so maybe it's a combination of that and the gear noise.

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 07:41 AM
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Mine did not spend very much time in stock configuration but I don't remember any weird sounds. You might make sure the chain is stright. Looking down the link plates and using a stright edge. The marks on the adjusters can sometimes be missleading.

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what RPM are you running when you roll into the throttle. If I'm under 3,000 and roll into it in 3rd gear or above, it makes more noise than if over. Most of what I think I hear is exhaust noise (stock mufflers) and the motor working a little harder than it should. The noise doesn't last long for me, just until I get up closer to 3,500 - 4,000 RPM.

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post #5 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 08:06 AM
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I've come to the conclusion that Honda's will make some noises, but will just keep running for forever.

If your bike were to suddenly become quiet I'd be more worried that something broke or fell off. My current annoying sound comes from the clutch lever rattling when I take my hand off the bar. I've tried adjusting it and re-adjusting it but just gave up and ride it instead.

I seem to recall my bike sounding a little like what you describe when it was stock, but with a louder exhaust note now I'm not going to notice it.

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Get a pair of Satos and all those little noises go away.

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post #7 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 05:48 PM
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Get a pair of Satos and all those little noises go away.

Good point.

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 07:33 PM
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maybe you have mices (meese?!!) in your airbox



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post #9 of 10 Old 10-23-2008, 08:56 PM
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I My current annoying sound comes from the clutch lever rattling when I take my hand off the bar. I've tried adjusting it and re-adjusting it but just gave up and ride it instead.

Try adjusting your idle a fraction - under 1200rpm but not below 1000 - my clutch lever rattles if the idle is a fraction too high.

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-24-2008, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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It’s funny one should mention mice in the air box. Late this summer I decided to buy a K&N air filter. When I took out the original filter (I had checked this spring and it was fine) it was FULL of maple seed and mice ****(I guess I can't use that word here). That howling noise from the exhaust (stock) came back.
Getting back to my original question, it can’t be the chain as it’s won’t do it in first or second gear. I even checked the oil for metal particles when I changed the oil. It’s not that loud, so I could just wear an open face helmet and hear nothing.

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