Ringing Sound

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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade SEi

Ringing Sound

Post by djolesiak » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:35 pm

I seem to be getting a ringing sound coming from the drive side of my 86 SEI. It stops when I pull in the clutch so it seems to be drive related rather than engine. It literally sounds like the bell the ice cream man uses. I don't see anything loose. With the bike on the stand, when I spin the rear wheel in reverse I notice a squeaky sound. When I roll it forward it's quiet. I was getting a knocking sound at low speeds which went away for some reason which I believe is my u-joint. I was going to replace it but decided not to since they are no longer available. Anyone have any ideas on the ringing sound?

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Re: Ringing Sound

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:26 pm

Without being there myself,I can only advise on divide and conquer.Remove the brake caliper assembly and spin the wheel again.If it's still there,pull the wheel and inspect the coupler splines,etc,etc.

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