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Ok,
So I have been lurking for a while and decided to join the forum after purchasing a 2005 1600 Classic.

Also, been reading bout the bevel gear bearing as I have LOTS of deceleration whine...

Does this mean that I have a bearing going out at less than 5500 miles ?

The bike has been sitting with little use, obviously, I did take her to the local Kawi dealer for an oil change, differential change, and for them to go through it.

Checked out OK, according to them. Said she was in GREAT shape...

So am I down for the proverbial "bearing" count ?

Holding my breath here and wanting to ride :confused:
 

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Would some of the experienced owners wade in on this ???

I'd hate to be riding along enjoying the beautiful day and have something lock up...

sfair???

Anybody ???
 

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De-accel whine is usually caused by bevel gear bearing, BUT your bike has so few miles on it that the gears may not have been set up correctly from the factory.

Is the noise down by your left foot?
Has it done it since you bought?
How long have you owned?
 

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Thanks sfair,
Bought the scoot used...
Had 4175 miles...
Now has roughly 5500...
Seems to be by left foot...
Kinda hard to tell...
Only had it apprx 3mos...
Most of which was in storage at the local Kaw dealer...

They changed oil, differential fluid and did a general check it out with a test ride...
Didn't mention anything awry...
Said it was in great shape.
Are they morons ???

I push it around a lot while not running, positioning it in my parking area and then back out...
No weird noises or grinding sounds...smooth as glass.

Sounds bad...DANG !!!

Luckymann77
 

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Bumpity...

sfair ???
 

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Noises are hard to diagnose over the internet, but from what you describe, it sounds like bevel gear.

Did you buy it from a dealer?
 

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decel whine

I doubt there is anything wrong with your bike. I bought my 08 Nomad with only 900 miles from the first owner. The first time I rode the bike I thought something was wrong too. After riding GoldWings for 35 years I heard every little noise the Nomad made! My son has a 2007 purchased new and it does make the same whine. Keep it serviced and ride!
 

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Sfair,
Thanks for your response...
Bought from individual...
Sounds like bevel to me too.
She shifts fine...
Will there be any metal in the screen ???


08Nomad,
I hear you...man.
Ride on !!!
:cool:

Luckymann77
 

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If it is a bearing failure, there could be metal. If it is a case of being out of adjustment from the factory, most likely not.

Has it pulled a trailer?
 

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Not that I'm aware of...

Dude I bought it from only put 700 miles on it in 3 years...
He bought it from a local Suzuki dealer where it was traded-in.
 

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Sorry, I do not know what to tell you. That case is generally quiet if everything is good.
I would want to investigate farther as it is something that should not be left.

What you could try is have a passenger with a mechanics stethoscope ride along. put the tip on the top of the engine case just ahead of where the driveshaft exits and have a listen.
 

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Thanks sfair,
Wish we lived closer...
I know no one here in EKY having just moved here ...

Guess I need to get it back to the Kaw dealer when I can afford to...
Or just buy the parts I'll need and tear her down and start replacing in hopes that it is the bevel bearing...

First will be a Clymer or factory repair manual...

For now tho I'll keep ridin and keep the path close to home in case...


Luckymann77
 

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Sorry, wish I could be more help.

If it is the bearing itself, the next symptom is when the engine is hot, you will lose your clutch. Some folks have even had that case catch fire and burn their bikes to the ground.

Do not want to scare you but it is a possibility.
 
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