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honda gl1ooo

Post by tonyridge » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi, ive got a 1976, honda gl1000, it has been off the road for some years, ive recentley got it back on th, e road, however,i get a howling noise coming from under the dummy tank as im travelling.My first thought was a faulty rad cap, but the noise starts as soon as i move off. is it an electronic howl?, can any body help please?

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Post by Fred Camper » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:36 pm

Sounds more like an induction noise or maybe a speedometer or tach cable whine. A slow speed ride may help you figure it out, but I would look to the speedometer cable first.

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Post by portugeezer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Sounds like the speedo needs to be removed and degunked with wd-40

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Post by virgilmobile » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:29 pm

I'd start with the tach cable.It runs under the false tank area.

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