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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll try both of those!

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I know The type of sound is something I've never really heard before. It's not a rattle, it's higher pitch and faster more like a buzzing. I wish I had a better way to describe it.
A well-known noise on the 1300 (CB) is the brakes buzzing when the brakes are applied check that your pads are not running on the disc. Also think about when it happens does it happen more after you have applied the brakes? one way to rule them out is to remove them and give the callipers and pistons a right good clean.
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Well good luck OP....it took me awhile to realize most of the noises were in my head....
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Well I didn't have as much time to work on it as I wanted this weekend between the weather and family needing my attention. I tried holding down on the dash and that didn't help. I did the engine cut test and that really helped isolate it. It's definitely coming from the front and I noticed it does get much louder when I use the brakes. I almost wonder if one of the pads is dragging a bit. The roters don't seem like they are over-heating so I think I'll be good for my vacation. Once I get back, I'll take it in and have it looked at and report back.

Thanks for your help all!

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Disc brakes drag, always even on cars and trucks the pads never fully disengage from the rotors. Did you have the front tire taken off the bike recently? Is the sound a rhythmic "shhhhh.....shhhhh.....shhhhhh......shhhhh.... ."? If yes, then the front wheel was not installed properly. There is a procedure that MUST be followed to the letter for the wheel to be seated properly. This is it;
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The front wheel has not been taken off since I've had the bike. The sound is rhythmic but also mostly constant that varies based on ground speed. I could hear it fairly clearly with the motor off.

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This sounds exactly like a front wheel NOT being installed properly.

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This sounds exactly like a front wheel NOT being installed properly.
Thanks for pointing that out. I'm going to see if I can jack the bike up and test the front wheel.

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Hello Everyone,

I was out riding last night and started hearing a noise that is concerning me a little bit. (Iíve got a 2005 1800F.) Iím not sure the best way to describe itÖ It sort of sounds like marbles rubbing together or the sound you get if youíve ever used those stressballs that you rotate around in your hands. I can hear it a little at speed but when I slow down itís the most noticeable. I wouldnít say itís loud but itís something I didnít hear a few weeks ago. The bike is fairly new to me so Iím still getting used to all the new sounds.


At first, I thought it was the brakes but when I was testing it yesterday, Iíd pull in the clutch and let off throttle and as I slowed the pitch/frequency of the sound would change with road speed. I tried to tell where it was coming from on the bike but wasnít sure. My guess is that it was either the front/middle. The sound is quiet enough that I canít really hear it over the exhaust so I only noticed when slowing down.


Iím looking for suggestions on how to troubleshoot this / determine if its something I need to worry about.


Iím supposed to leave on vacation next weekend so I donít have time to get it into the dealership before going and weíre planning on taking the bike with us. Weíll be limited to shorter rides (weíre trailering it up.)



Thanks!


How many miles do you have on your ride!

It could be the rubber dampers in rear wheel hub as they wear over time and need to be replaced!


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Press down on the chrome dash on the tank. That makes noise on some of these bikes
That was my thought... (Also have had loose exhaust covers rattle at certain lower rpms with V&H big shots)

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