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Noise paranoia


nicklucey
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Hi all, recently bought an er5 as a first bike to keep me going while I learn and get an idea for what kind bike I might want when I have a bit more spare cash.


Having read an article on mcn about engine noises, for better or for worse, I'm now paranoid about every sound.


Generally the engine sounds normal enough to me, and the bike feels fine and solid to ride.


The noise I'm unsure about particularly is when I'm braking coming up to a junction and cutting off the throttle, it sounds kind of like if you spin the back wheel of a push bike. It's not there for long and usually only coming off faster roads.


Should i be worried?


Thanks in advance






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Ok so first things first, have you got the relevant Haynes manual for your bike?

They might be a real bugger to follow sometimes but they are the first book any bike owner should have to get them started with maintenance! :mrgreen:


I would suggest checking the tension of your chain to start with, but in the Haynes there should be a list of basic tasks.


If nothing else it will get you to a better understanding with how your bike works! :D


As you say, it might well just be over-worrying :) but always better to be safe than sorry!

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As above check the tension of the chain, and move the bike forward (or spin the wheel if you've got it on a stand :lol: ) and check along the entire length - mine had stretched terribly in one spot but when I originally checked it the bit I checked was fine :roll:

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You've gave me paranoia now!! After reading this I started hearing things on my route to and from work.

Turn the radio volume up. :wink:

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You've gave me paranoia now!! After reading this I started hearing things on my route to and from work.

Turn the radio volume up. :wink:

By radio I'm assuming you mean exhaust.. Unfortunately during 8am rush hour filtering I can't get enough speed to let other people share the lovely noise :P

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You've gave me paranoia now!! After reading this I started hearing things on my route to and from work.

Turn the radio volume up. :wink:

By radio I'm assuming you mean exhaust.. Unfortunately during 8am rush hour filtering I can't get enough speed to let other people share the lovely noise :P

No radio. I Have intercom in hemet with FMradio built in. Simples :)

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Turn the radio volume up. :wink:

By radio I'm assuming you mean exhaust.. Unfortunately during 8am rush hour filtering I can't get enough speed to let other people share the lovely noise :P

No radio. I Have intercom in hemet with FMradio built in. Simples :)

I'm still a big of a young'un so I'm still in that phase where you enjoy your loud exhausts etc. [emoji39] Can't see me using earphones/intercoms etc. anytime soon.

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