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post #11 of 15 Old 08-03-2012, 10:58 AM
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-05-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well I went ahead & changed the oil & filter on the bike, milage was 213. little bit of shavings on the filter as well as the blue sealant all the pics show. Replaced filter with a K&N (only filter make for my bike in town lol) refilled with Castrol 4 cycle 10-40. Noises seem a bit quieter, could just be me though. Also cleaned & lubed the chain. Now to get past that pesky break-in period lol
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-14-2016, 04:00 PM
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Got a few question on some noises I'm hearing on my new bike. THe bike has just under 200 miles on it & the oil level is full when you hold the bike up level off the kickstand. The first is some rattling noises from the engine around 3000-3500 rpm. THe bike runs fine & doesn't overheat but just not sure if engine rattling is normal, sounds almost like a keychain rattling from vibration but a little louder. The other noise is from the front brakes. When you apply them you get a buzzing noise but only if you are moving, at a stop all I hear is a click when applied. Brakes seem to function fine, stop the bike no problem. I still have the original oil in the bike & the ambient temp has been high 90's to low 100's, would ity help on the engine noise to but a thicker oil in such as 20-50 or 10-50? THanks for the help.
If it eases your mind, the buzzing noise you are hearing is most likely the sound of air rushing out of the vent holes of the disc right as they are about to be closed off by the pad, if that makes any sense. Which is totally normal.

My first few bikes had solid discs ( no vent holes, so they just went "sssssss" ) , so I noticed this "buzzing" noise when I took of with drilled rotors after a fork swap.

Definitely unnerving when you aren't sure what it is, but kinda a neat sound when you do know what it is.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-14-2016, 06:04 PM
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That last post is 4 years old. Lol. But good info to know. My bike got much quieter after switching to 20w50 as well as adjusting the headlight and the clutch lever. As I had buzzing coming from both areas.

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That last post is 4 years old. Lol
So it is! lol oops.

I did check the date so as not to reply to a months old thread, but never thought to check the year. Wow.
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