noise on take off.


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noise on take off.

Postby terrykwhitmire » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:39 pm



i have a 1983 goldwing interstate.when i take off from a dead stop it makes a rattling noise if take off at a low rpm.if i take off at a higher rpm it does not make the noise.it makes the noise if i lug the engine a little.what would cause this?



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Re: noise on take off.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:26 pm

It's the primary chain. At low RPM, it rattles and sounds horrible. It's not hurting anything, but just sounds bad. There's two ways to fix it:

1. Synchronize your carburetors. This will reduce it significantly.

2. Don't lug the engine at low speeds. These engines, while they have a fair amount of low-end torque, are not made to be lugged. If you're just starting off, slip the clutch a bit, and ease off the throttle, until you get the RPM's up.

terrykwhitmire
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Re: noise on take off.

Postby terrykwhitmire » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:42 am

thanks for the info.is this worth replacing the primary chain or would it be more cost effective to leave it alone.i will get the carbs sync'ed reguardless.

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Re: noise on take off.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:22 am

Oh, sorry, I should have been more clear: it's not anything that's worn out or that needs replacing - it's just how the 4-cylinder bikes work. They all do it.

terrykwhitmire
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Re: noise on take off.

Postby terrykwhitmire » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:39 pm

ok thanks.i looked up the info for carb syncronization on this site and it looks simple enough.my cousin and i are going to sync the carbs this weekend.he has the gauges and hoses to do it.we will go step by step like the info says.thanks for your help.




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