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Hello,

I'm a brand new owner of a 2014 Vulcan classic that was a leftover. My first ride on the bike was yesterday and the bike ran great compared to my 1995 Honda Magna. I never owned a twin so I didn't know what to expect but I was thrilled, it really is a very nice ride. My question is down shifting into second gear the bike makes a kind of whistle noise, should I be concerned? It seems to have zero effect on the bike I'm just not used to that type of sound. Like a said before the bike is like brand spanking new so is it a break in type of thing or just a funky twin thing?

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If its a 2014, then I think its a 900, but you posted in the 800 forum. If its only in 2nd gear, it could be the cut of the gears. Could also be belt tension too tight, but thats how Kawasaki sets them it seems. Many 1700 owners have loosened the belt slightly to eliminate the belt whine. This may be what you are hearing.
 
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