1976 GL1000 Slight Whine


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1976 GL1000 Slight Whine

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Thanks in advance, last winter I went through my 1976 Sulphur Yellow Wing with 40,000 miles. New belts, tensioners, springs, water pump. All was good but I was experiencing a very slight high pitch whine at 2,000 to 3,0000 rpms. a little more noticeable on deceleration. I triple checked belt tension, seems OK. It does not seem to be left or right oriented, but seems to be frontal in engine. Drove 2,000 miles last year with no harm or adverse effects or change. Has anyone experienced this?? Thanks Glen French


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Idler is all that I can think of.
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Thanks much, I dig in further. Glen
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this may sound far-fetched, but I had a whine kinda like that and in the end it turned out to be from speedo cable at certain rpm. probably not what you are hearing but more info to check on. Disregard if obviously not coming from there. I can't hear your noise LOL
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Re: 1976 GL1000 Slight Whine

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who444444 wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:19 pm this may sound far-fetched, but I had a whine kinda like that and in the end it turned out to be from speedo cable at certain rpm. probably not what you are hearing but more info to check on. Disregard if obviously not coming from there. I can't hear your noise LOL
I'll second that, it was an issue on the Yamaha Venture I had.
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Got it, will check it out once the weather warms up,up here in Canada. Thanks Glen


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