Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500


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Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:18 am



A nice quiet ride,no radio,no bike noise.....except...
" what is that hollow whistling noise above 40 mph.???"

You'll never believe it.....At the ball end of each lever,there is a hole up underneath.
Its about 3/8" wide and deep.
Sure enough,cover the hole and the noise goes away.
I filled mine with black silicone.



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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby bubbzy93 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:26 am

hunnnnph .... whooda thunk .... thanks for the info :geek:
When in doubt, floor it and get the he'll outa there

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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:41 am

virgilmobile wrote:A nice quiet ride,no radio,no bike noise.....except...
" what is that hollow whistling noise above 40 mph.???"

You'll never believe it.....At the ball end of each lever,there is a hole up underneath.
Its about 3/8" wide and deep.
Sure enough,cover the hole and the noise goes away.
I filled mine with black silicone.


And that hollow ball saved Honda $0.0015 per lever in aluminum. :)

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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:02 am

Yea..It's called 'passing the buck' it cost me that much in silicone :)

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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby bustedwing » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:26 pm

And I thought it was just wind noise, never noticed the holes.Kinda ironic, guiet engine, noisy levers.
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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby thirdstorybase » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:13 am

thats awesome. ive been trying to figure that out for months and i thought it was a noise coming from my mirror. thanks :D

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Re: Odd whistling found.gl1200 gl1500

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:06 pm

I checked mine while riding yesterday - no noise, no holes in my levers.




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