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post #11 of 20 Old 07-19-2019, 02:20 PM
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I have a Signal Dynamics voltage monitor on the way. My Goldwing also doesn't have a way to monitor voltage, so I put one on it and it works great.

What about the growl/whine I hear at 40 MPH? It is different than a typical tire noise. The tires are TKC 70s with no cupping and 6/32nds tread.
If all the driveline components check out (chain, sprockets, hub bearing, wheel bearing, countershaft play, cush drive, alignment, tire pressure) then I would suggest not to worry about it. It's not a very quiet bike aside from the exhaust.
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Lube the chain and check the slack. If itís too tight that might make a noise. Loose is better than tight.


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Lube the chain and check the slack. If itís too tight that might make a noise. Loose is better than tight.


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The chain was very loose so I tightened it to 0ne inch and got a pulsing thrum sound. On advice from the net, I loosened it to about 1.5 and the sound went away. This a gear sound and I am thinking it is normal.

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My book says to set the chain slack between 2-0 and 3-0 mm yours might still might be a bit tight
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25.4 mm= 1 inch.

I don't want a pickle, I just want to ride my motorsickle. A. Guthrie.
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25.4 mm= 1 inch.
Oslin must of meant to say cm...
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I did a clean and lube of the chain and it and sprockets look good. The rear sprocket is stamped Sunstar and I guess that it is aftermarket?

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Oslin must of meant to say cm...
In any case, inch and a half works out to @ 38mm, a bit on the loose side. Most say thats ok, but I dont like to let it get that much out of spec, could come off sprocket.
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In any case, inch and a half works out to @ 38mm, a bit on the loose side. Most say thats ok, but I dont like to let it get that much out of spec, could come off sprocket.


Thatís right where I like to run mine. 1 1/2 inches.


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I like the Suzuki manual but I haven't looked at other manuals lately. I would change fluids and check valves. valve check is recommended at 14.5k. Unknown battery vintage gets replaced with Yuasa (by me) but I don't like to be stranded in less traveled places with iffy/none cell coverage. I remember a recall for the stator and tappets for that bike. you can verify on Zuki site with vin if that has been done. Also I would install headlight relays before my headlight circuit is damaged as many have discovered. No headlights at night is disabling. I find my Sargent seat better than oem. Lots of info on this stuff can be found using google search bar above.
I have the same machine..22000 miles, have had it since 2016..one trip to Alaska from Okanagan BC.
Check your VIN on the website or at a dealer to see if the STATOR recall (free) has been done. Oil and filter change is included.
Mine is on original battery..will be getting a new one this Fall..enjoy the ride..I have the Airhawk seat as the OEM one is like riding, sitting on the edge of a 2X6. Replaced the chain (tried to kink) at 15000 miles pre AK trip. On second set of tires now..Shinko 705s.
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