Whine in gears while accelerating


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wayneswing
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Whine in gears while accelerating

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My '79 GW has a significant whine while accelerating in each gear. It goes away when cruising. Is this a big problem or easy fix?


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Re: Whine in gears while accelerating

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wayneswing wrote:My '79 GW has a significant whine while accelerating in each gear. It goes away when cruising. Is this a big problem or easy fix?
Wings have fairly beefy, straight-cut gears. They whine under acceleration. You could try a different oil you think the amount of noise is excessive.
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Re: Whine in gears while accelerating

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Do you have a suggestion for oil that would be quieter?
(Thanks for your reply)
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Re: Whine in gears while accelerating

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I use a Mobil 1 synthetic, but everyone will tell you something different that works for them. :) What do other people use in their GL1000's?
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1986 Suzuki Cavalcade
1978 Honda Hobbit

Re: Whine in gears while accelerating

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Thanks, I will give it a try next oil change and post results here later.


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