Crackling Noise? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
EFS
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Salem, Va
Posts: 124
Crackling Noise?

I have a '07 650 with 18000 miles and just started noticing a crackling noise from what sounds like the dash area or below. I just changed out the speedometer face so I thought it might be something to do with that but speedometer is functioning correctly. It almost sounds like an electrical crackling but is not constant or even consistent. Any thoughts will be appreciated?

Thanks!
EFS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
gryphon51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 1,215
while in Motion? or idling? both?

I was sure I was loosing a front cam chain one day, turns out the front sprocket was coming loose...

I also had a weight inside the mirror come loose and start rattling... most annoying noise EVER.....
other cuplrits... the two bolts that hold the fairing to the steering head have been known to come loose and fall out...

do you have Givi Crashbars.... they can get loose where the two sides join by the oil cooler and the buzzy rattling from that is unbelievable...

2009 DL1000\ Scorpion Racing Skid Plate, Racetech Springs, Acerbis Hand Guards, Givi Engine Guards
Oxford Grips,
ALL BALLS BEARINGS.....Darkside Tire
gryphon51 is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
EFS
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Salem, Va
Posts: 124
Thanks gryphon51. It does it while in motion and I'm going to check all your possibilities now.
EFS is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
randyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Farmington, New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 10,196
I have always known a crackling noise to be the stiffness in a worn out chain popping as the chain rolls on and off the sprockets while moving



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

RandyO
IBA# 9560
07 Strom 1k (8x,xxx miles)
99 SV650 (135,006 miles)
82 XV920R
A man with a gun is a citizen
A man without a gun is a subject
www.gbhsurvey.com
randyo is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chicago Area
Posts: 70
I am always surprised with the noises I'll tune in on after doing some work on the bike. Chances are it's just the forks popping and clunking as you ride.
JustSaying is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
EFS
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Salem, Va
Posts: 124
The chain only has 2500 miles on it. Maybe it is me just being oversensitive. I hate noises that I can't identify that may even be normal.
EFS is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,770
I love my ear plugs! Keeps me from being frightened by the sounds a motorcycle can make. The Wee seems like the model of civility. My 650GS BMW has airbox honk that won't quit. Sounds like it's gonna blow!
Some motor sounds take getting used to, even though they are normal.
notacop is online now  
post #8 of 12 Old 03-24-2014, 11:10 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Bugzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,141
I used to freak out at the sound of the chain drive when riding next to a divider of some kind. It was hard to locate. Basically any noise echoes up between the bars. I thought it was the front sprocket doing it because i had switched to a sprocket without the rubber dampener, but when i replaced that with a rubber dampener version the noise was still there. Everything has been working fine, so i just ignore it now.
Bugzy is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 03-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
DaveinNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Murder City
Posts: 3,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by BugMagnet View Post
I used to freak out at the sound of the chain drive when riding next to a divider of some kind. .
That was driving me nuts, right up until I read your post, thanks for clearing that up for me. I have about a 5 mile stretch on my commute every day in a construction zone, riding next to those concrete barriers I would hear this weird noise, as soon as I pass it was gone. Now I know what it is. Thanks.

"Dave"

If You're Gonna Be Stupid, You Better Be Hard, because stupid hurts!
I no longer own a V Strom, but I'm still here because its the best bike forum going!
DaveinNC is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 03-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
utahrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake
Posts: 204
Garage
This thread has caused me to hear a crackling sound as well. Riding in to work this morning I could swear that I now hear a new crackling sound coming from the front.

I am sure within a few days the noise will go away again, once I learn to tune it out.

Proud V-Strom owner since 2013

2005 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 K5 Red
2008 CB250 Honda Nighthawk (wife's ride)
2006 Yamati 150 Scooter Blue (soon to be sold)
utahrider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome