Sound From Left Side Of Engine
I noticed this today when I rode home about a half-mile from the gas station without my earplugs in. Guess one downside to earplugs is that you don't notice stuff like this.
Don't know if it just sounds odd due to the lack of earplugs or if it's always been there and is normal. Maybe I'm just paranoid. The metal skid plate probably amplifies it, too.
I don't know how to describe it other than a kind of "swishing" sound that I presume is the balancer chain: it kind of sounds like a spinning chain, more or less. No pronounced rattle or anything like that.
After I got home, I did the balancer chain adjustment and started it back up and the noise was still there. Last adjustment was about 1,000 miles ago.
My doohickey was replaced about 4,000 miles ago with an EM lever and the torsion spring.
Can you guys hear anything like that on the left side of your engine when it's running?