Noise when first starting or cold.

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Noise when first starting or cold.

Post by pauldeere »

New to the Goldwing, however been behind the bars most of my 71 yrs. Recently I purchased a used 2008 Goldwing with 17k miles from the original owner. I love everything about the wing. I have noticed on a cold start when the engine is at idle. The noise sounds like a rattle, as soon as I engage the clutch the rattle goes away. Don't notice any rattle when engine is warm. Any thoughts?...

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Re: Noise when first starting or cold.

Post by Red Wing One »

I'm on my 3rd GLl1800, and they all made that noise when cold.
It's nothing to worry about....... :)

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Re: Noise when first starting or cold.

Post by srt8-in-largo »

My guess is you're hearing the cam chains. There are two tremendously long ones, one for each cam.

I'd guess the sounds are normal but have another GW rider take a listen. I've never heard of chain tensioners needing adjustment or replacement... but vehicles that sit for long periods seem to do strange things :-)

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