Another buzz/rattle question....
I like to consider myself fairly efficient with the search function of these forums, though I can find plenty with similar issue characteristics they don't seem to be the same issue.
I've got an 06 wee, 16K miles.
The noise, as mentioned in other threads, sounds like a cam chain gone bad in a Honda. Like a tin can off BB's rattling at a ultra high speed frequency. And only under load between around 5-6k rpm. Noise seems to be coming from rear engine, mid bike, possibly more so from the right side. Near the shock almost. I'm a stickler for noises in any of my vehicles, and I've ridden an 04 and 09 wee that didn't make this sound.
I tore into her today looking for answers, so I started at the front and worked my way back.
Not the wind screen, mad stad, GPS mount, extra keys on my ring, bars or controls.
Not the fairings around the tank or headlight.
NOT the givi high bar crash bars. (Took them completely off and same noise.)
Not the skid plate.
Not the hwy pegs, foot pegs heel guards.
Not anything under the seat or tail.
Not the plate, rear fender.
Not the pelican cases or the mounts.
Not the chain. (Just put on fresh front/rear sprockets and chain 500 miles ago and the noise was there prior as well.)
The only things I can think of is the Leo Vince header from the rear of the engine (ran out of light i.e. heat, in the garage before I could pull the entire system and put in the stock unit.) -Bike came with this pipe setup, though I do have the stock setup.
Or the cam chain itself is shot.
This is my 23'rd motorcycle so I'm not a complete idiot, but this has got me stumped. Any thoughts on what I may be missing?
Appreciate any info.
Last edited by goodcat8; 01-04-2013 at 12:48 AM.