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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Whine on decel

I recently purchased a 2004 vulcan 2000 and I've noticed that while slowing down in first gear with the clutch disengaged I hear a distinctive whine sound coming from the front left side of the engine. This noise is not there in any other gear, not on acceleration. Is this normal?
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It happens with the clutch disengaged?

With my way of thinking which ain't always right, that would be with the clutch pulled in.

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I may be wrong, but I thought the V2K was belt driven and does not have a bevel gear assembly.
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I may be wrong, but I thought the V2K was belt driven and does not have a bevel gear assembly.
If anybody is wrong, it would be me. Not you. I picked up on the whine and thought no further. Thanks.
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The OP said he only hears this "with the clutch disengaged."
Until he drops back by to verify this, there isn't much point in trying to help because he really shouldn't be hearing anything except the engine idling.

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Yes, only with the clutch pulled in and only in first gear while coasting to a stop. Maybe I should of said whirring instead of whining. Kinda like an electric motor
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My nomad makes a whining sound on decel but it is just the belt drive.
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It sounds like that may be it, but it seems to be originating from the lower left front. I've checked the front drive pulley and it was good. The bike only has 17k miles on it. I know with the clutch disengaged the gears still turn. The odd thing is it only occurs when I pull the clutch in in first. All other gears are silent. I contacted the dealership that had the maintenance records on file and they said there's never been an issue, just routine maintenance performed
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What do you hear in first gear on deceleration if you don't pull in the clutch?

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Honestly, I don't know. It's such a short gear I'm not in it often, just for takeoff
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