Bearing noise


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Lavelle
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Bearing noise

Postby Lavelle » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:06 pm



I have got a 1996 GL1500 SE with 30000km on the clock (all done by me) bike has been serviced on a regular basis using genuine Honda oils & filters. I recently changed the timing belts about 6000kms ago and also removed the shaft drive and re-greased the splines etc with the recommended grease. I have started to hear what sounds like a bearing starting to get noisy when I get to about 90 - 100kph which goes away when I back off on the throttle or pull the clutch in but comes back again when under load. It is difficult to locate the source of the noise but seems to be coming from the rear area of the engine and sounds the same regardless of which side I listen .

Has anyone had this before? or could anyone shed any light on likely places to start looking. Cheers



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Re: Bearing noise

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:16 pm

Can you feel a vibration in your footpegs when you hear the noise?

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Re: Bearing noise

Postby Lavelle » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:43 pm

Hi, no I don't feel any vibration through the foot pegs.

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Re: Bearing noise

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:30 am

It's pretty tough to diagnose without being able to hear it. I'd also check the rear wheel for play, just to ensure it's not rear wheel bearings.




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