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Old 04-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2001 honda shadow ace 750

Like it says in the title shadow ace with a whine seems to be coming from just ahead of where the exaust exits the engine a little bit below that the bike has 60 thousand on it and all stock ita in great shape and got it from a dealer he installed some O rings on it just before I got it ill put a youtube video link on here so you can hear the noise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2TYf1mBKEY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

theres the link its a pretty loud whine any ideas anyone?

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like my old Nighthawk!

Yeah, that's a bit excessive for whine. It's probably the camchain, but also probably harmless.

Did it grow louder with time (thousands of miles) or did it get loud over the course of a few hundred miles, or did it suddenly start doing it?

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats why I was asking I just got the bike so I have no idea it is a 60000 km bike so im guessing overtime everyone I talked to said it was no big deal . Cam chain eh ill have to get a full checkup this winter

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like my old Nighthawk!

Yeah, that's a bit excessive for whine. It's probably the camchain, but also probably harmless.

Did it grow louder with time (thousands of miles) or did it get loud over the course of a few hundred miles, or did it suddenly start doing it?

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How did ure old nighthawk progress to have that noise why woukd the cam chain make that racket

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Well, that noise seems to be coming from your crankcase cover area. The clutch assembly, oil pump, primary and sub gears, drive sprocket, drive chain, etc are all in that area. Let's start easy in what type and weight oil are you using? Does the sound change when you pull the clutch lever in? What about in gear? If it diminishes, it may be the needle bearing or lifter plate bearing. Could also be worn chain noise or gear mesh. Hard to tell without actually disassembling and doing a visual.
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When you pull the clutch the sound gets higher when you let go the pitch is lower. The more rpm the higher pitched the noise the oil im not sure of because I just bought the bike im giing to do an oil change soon so ill be able to tell you then what weight of oil would you recommend the book says 5w40 or 10w40 the bike does have 60,000 k on it by the way.

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When you pull the clutch the sound gets higher when you let go the pitch is lower. The more rpm the higher pitched the noise the oil im not sure of because I just bought the bike im giing to do an oil change soon so ill be able to tell you then what weight of oil would you recommend the book says 5w40 or 10w40 the bike does have 60,000 k on it by the way.

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Hmm, well for oil lots of people here will recommend Rotella T6 5w40 (yes, diesel oil), including me. Search for topics on this here; lots of them. It "could" make a difference with the sound, but that sound is more bearing-ish. BUT, it could be the oil that is currently in it. At the risk of telling you how to spend your money, try an oil change so you know what's in it. Go from there; you can always reuse the oil.
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Or you could just get louder pipes! =0)
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Or you could just get louder pipes! =0)
Oh I'm a fan of that! ... Funny, as a teenager I would always tell my dad about funny noises with any car I had. He always replied with, "Just turn up the radio; problem solved."
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Haha I do that to till I can fix them

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