GL1200 Interstate whine


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GL1200 Interstate whine

Postby Blue&Gold » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:09 pm



Hi,

Just joined the faternity by buying a '87 GL1200 Interstate with 105k miles. Love it! It runs great but has a whine that seems to be coming from the front of the engine while in 5th gear and going about 65mph. Is this a concern related to the timing chain and is there a way to check this while stationary?

Mike



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Re: GL1200 Interstate whine

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:39 am

It's got a set of timing belts, not chains. Typically if the belts are too tight, you will get a whine, but you will get it at all times, not just at a certain speed. If you are sitting in neutral and rev the engine, do you hear the whine?

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Re: GL1200 Interstate whine

Postby Blue&Gold » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:13 am

Noise seems to be 5th (OD) gear related only like it was a straight cut gear. Changes gears fine. Is this typical of a GL with 100K?


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