Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Post by 1fastgl1100 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:53 am

At start-up I have a loud "whirring" noise coming from engine (sounds louder on right rear of engine). I recently had a new Honda clutch installed and the shop has checked it and confirmed that it is not the clutch. they suggest it "may" be a spun bearing but cant say for sure.
A friend listened to it and he thinks it may be the stator.

Noises are hard to diagnose when you cant hear them, I just don't want to have to replace the engine for something minor.

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Re: Noise

Post by virgilmobile » Fri May 09, 2014 7:07 am

Post a you tube video of it.Start at the front and slowly go toward the noise.
I use a 6' piece of 3/8 hose to my ear to listen and pinpoint noises.

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