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Old 03-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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R1150GS 86K whine?

First issue with my GS that I have for the 3 years I have owned it.
Whilst travelling in the higher gears there appears to be a whine sound like gears whirring, and when I turn a corner it tends to change noise.
It is not real loud but it was not there before.
I checked oil in the diff and g/box and its all fine, I checked the wheels for wobble they seem tight and alright, and the dont sound rumbly when spun.
I also checked the alternator belt, that seems fine.
The engine oil is fine, the noise is not related to engine revs so I dont think its the motor or alternator beariings.
It seems to be speed related.
I run a tkc80 tire on the front and suspected that it was the cause, but its has been on the bike 2 years, why should it change?
No oil leaks anywhere. Bike is 2003 done 86k's
Appreciate any help
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Sounds like tires to me. Maybe it's time for new ones.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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Yhea mine will whine when they flat spot, cup badly.

Fuel filter??? ever changed? Pump noise would be constant...

No large flakes in final drive oil right???
You will feel a FD failure in the pegs before ya hear it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Ditto on tire check

My K60's are wearing down on the center but have more tread on the outside. On some roads I'll hear a whine which changes to a different noise when on the curves.
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