rough start

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Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 9:41 am
Location: redmond, WA
Motorcycle: 2002 Goldwing 1800A

rough start

Post by molly51 » Sat May 28, 2011 9:50 am

Hello, just bought my first 02 with 45K miles. I like the bike but seems to have a rough..or grrrr while accelerating. Never had a shaft bike before and I think I have a bad bearing in the drive shaft or differential...maybe a pinion bearing? Do these bikes normally have this type of vibration? It seems like a bad engine mount may be another option..?? Anyone ever heard of this type of thing?
thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: rough start

Post by Pam » Sun May 29, 2011 1:41 am

My 06 also makes kind of a whine grr on hard acceloration, but is guiet the rest of the time. I have just decided it was gear noise under the torque of the throttle.


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