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1989 goldwing rattle.... does anyone know what it could be ????

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:31 pm
by truckinskid8



Re: 1989 goldwing rattle.... does anyone know what it could be ????

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:12 pm
by WingAdmin
Worn or bent shift forks in the transmission. I notice you have a heel/toe shifter added to your bike, that's a very common cause of this. Either resting your foot on the shifter when riding (which wears the fork) or kicking it too hard (which bends the fork). Sometimes the shifter will not move back up all the way, leaving the fork pushed against the shift dog a bit, which wears it as well.

In either case, what happens is the shift fork allows too much free play of the dogs, and this allows the dogs to partially engage when they aren't supposed to - which is what that grinding sound is.

Unfortunately, it's not an easy or cheap fix. The engine has to be removed, the case halves have to be split, and you have to tear down the engine to get to the transmission to change out the shift forks. It's a lot of labor involved, and it's usually cheaper to just replace the whole engine.

Re: 1989 goldwing rattle.... does anyone know what it could be ????

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:07 am
by truckinskid8
Thank you very much for your reply