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Gear Whine

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On 4/14/2015 at 11:46 AM, hslockwood said:

How loud is your gear wine in 6th gear
 

Yes 6th gear up to around 112 kmh is quite loud, then it seems to settle. The rest of the gears aren't particularly quiet but 6th seems to be the worst. Luckily cruising at between around 115 - 120 kmh should be reasonably quiet. My previous bike an FJR used to really scream in 3rd to the point of being embarrassing, then it would start again  in 5th (only 5 gears) all the way to 112 kmh then settle. Put it down to Yamaha gearboxes...................

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Yeah, another one with 6th gear whine; I think I posted elsewhere about it.

You notice a distinct change in transmission noise as you change from 5th to 6th

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mine does the same in 6th.

going to put a bigger front sprocket to get the rev;s down  and hopefully the whine will be further up the revs range. I usually ride at 60mph.

wife on the back.most of the country roads that we ride on a narrow not to mention horses/push bikes etc around the next bend.

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If you will slack off on the drive chain it will help. I over slaked the chain and started taking out some slack until found the sweet spot. HTH

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