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Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:52 pm
by wingman83
A couple months ago I had right side head gasket replaced. When I got bike bake sounded like something. Loose at timing belts only once in while so checked fluids oil was way low water was also low so topped all off wasn't happy considering I paid more then shop quoted me one reason I was reluctant to take bike bake no dont trust them so that was first ride second ride no issues third ride wife and I was about 1 mile into ride bike started making loud noise but in motor so got to place could turn around noise cleared but still took it home so now I feel like there is something loose inside engine so dont mess with bike for couple weeks so I decided to start bike try figure wats going on bike starts loiyd noise and lights flicker like going crazy digital dash so turn it off few days later start it again runs ok but not like it should so I decide ride uukp rd see what it does make it a block dash goes crazy dont have any power wants to die going back home is it pisible guy worked on it didn't righting something the sound seems like at mid to back of motor any one have idea what could be or how to check it out I'm on low fixed income so can't afford put in shop to look for problem I just dont know if its the shops fault or just quensidence it runs bad or its his fault any idea will help thank yal

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:28 am
by DaveO430
Heck of a read without any punctuation. Check the rotor bolt at the left rear of the engine.

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:06 pm
by wingman83
Sorry in bad for the one sentence. But thanks for trying loll .I will look tomorrow

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:19 pm
by winguyjo
if i were a professional mechanic and a customer brought a machine in to me, even if it were only to replace a burned out turn signal bulb, i would check the oil and coolant.
why would i poke around in those areas when all the customer wanted was a bulb replaced ? because the kind of person who can't or won't change his own bulb is (usually) also the kind of person who can't or won't check the oil and coolant. they are absolutely critical. it's called service. it shows that i care about the customer and the machine.
i wouldn't go back there.

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:09 pm
by wingman83
Ok I feel stupid. I finally got to really check out my bike .As for one of noise I was heearing at front of bike was rubber gasket between the timing belt covers was stuck out and getting hit by fan blade. Second was the roar I could hear was the tingeing belts roar coming from area that rubber seal was hanging from not sealed. But it was just aenoygh soybd difference front I was used to so thought had issue and for the knocking I would hear once in a while was just the bike about to die and ne trying to keep it running because battery want getting charged because negative cable was loose and not getting contact and that's also why lights would go off and on so for couple months I haven't rode my wing was just few simple over looked things the Machanic didn't do right needless to say he lost my business but been riding the wing no issues since I fixed all these things yay till shows me difference all ride but ride safe

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:10 pm
by WingAdmin
Don't feel stupid. At least you know your bike well enough to recognize a sound that is abnormal, and go investigate it. Fortunately it was benign, a simple fix!

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:22 pm
by wingman83
Yea. True its been running great but I got some new tires put on week a go there not the same size that was on it. front is 130/70B/18 old tire was 120/90/18.
Back wheel is 130/90/16 old tire was 140/90/16 now when I get up to 70 on I-40 it kind of wobbles or has a side to side movement that feels unstable question is could it be the tires since didn't do it before or might the shop done something wrong any advice will help thanks in advance

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:35 am
by dingdong
Simple things first. How much air pressure are you running in the tires? Have you checked for yourself since they were mounted?

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
by wingman83
Ok checked tire pressure front calls for 42psi max cold, it had 37psi the rear calls for 40 psi cold max it had 44 going to put correct psi in tires and ride it see how it feels not sure it will make it better but I will see thanks for help will let you know tonight

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 pm
by DaveO430
wingman83 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Yea. True its been running great but I got some new tires put on week a go there not the same size that was on it. front is 130/70B/18 old tire was 120/90/18.
Back wheel is 130/90/16 old tire was 140/90/16 now when I get up to 70 on I-40 it kind of wobbles or has a side to side movement that feels unstable question is could it be the tires since didn't do it before or might the shop done something wrong any advice will help thanks in advance
They put the wrong tires on both ends. That probably would make it handle funny.

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08 am
by dingdong
wingman83 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 am
Ok checked tire pressure front calls for 42psi max cold, it had 37psi the rear calls for 40 psi cold max it had 44 going to put correct psi in tires and ride it see how it feels not sure it will make it better but I will see thanks for help will let you know tonight
Probably not the problem with those pressures.

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:24 am
by 4wred
Never felt much of a difference when pressure is off by only 3 or 4 pounds. Definitely do when say 7 or more!! Hey wingman83 I just moved down here from PA a little while ago. I'm in Leland so if you run into any more problems I'm not far away!!