Noise while moving.


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buddycompsys
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Noise while moving.

Post by buddycompsys » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:16 pm



Last year I bought a used 85 GL1200 Interstate.

I have replaced the Normal stuff, Tires, Oil, Checked wheel Bearings.

When I take it on the highway, it will start to whine. I can change speed, pull in the clutch, change gears but it wont stop.

The only time it will stop making the sound is when I stop moving. My guess is it starts at about 60 MPH, then will not stop until I stop at a light or exit.

This makes it very hard to detect where the sound is coming from.

It sounds like a bushing on a fan that has gone bad.

Let me know if anyone has an Idea?

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Re: Noise while moving.

Post by CMReynolds1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:36 pm

This may not be the culprit, but I have had a set of tires whine. Does yours change with speed or always the same? Mine changed with speed.
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Re: Noise while moving.

Post by buddycompsys » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:47 pm

I have just had the tires replaced, but it made the noise with both sets.

Also, Stays the same when i speed up or slow down.

I just went for a ride, and it made the noise for a brief moment when I started it.

Then stopped.

Still Wondering.


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Re: Noise while moving.

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:13 pm

Unhook the spedo cable from the front tire and test again.

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Re: Noise while moving and now - Not Moving!

Post by buddycompsys » Fri May 01, 2015 8:17 am

virgilmobile wrote:Unhook the spedo cable from the front tire and test again.
Great Idea,

But I don't think this will help, because now it will make the noise for about 1 second then stop, when I start the engine.

I am just guessing here but may be a tensioner, or fan bearing, or some other type of bushing.

It sound like its from the front of the motor.

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Re: Noise while moving.

Post by CMReynolds1 » Fri May 01, 2015 8:41 am

Probably a dumb idea, but timing belts???
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Re: Noise while moving.

Post by buddycompsys » Mon May 04, 2015 12:39 pm

Timing belts are my next repair.
They seem fine but the tensioners could be causing the noise.

Thanks for the comments.

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