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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 17-Jul-2016, 02:03 PM (794)
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post #22 of 65 (permalink) Old 19-Jul-2016, 05:33 PM (939)
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I travelled all day in extreme hot temp and thought the motor had damage due to the noise. But it is just the norm. I changed oil to Motul 300v and its a different bike gear change is excellent and next summer we will see if the noise settles down with the different oil.
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post #23 of 65 (permalink) Old 19-Jul-2016, 08:55 PM (080)
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Stock Skid Plate Might Be the Issue

I have heard the noise too. I took it to an friend of mine that's been riding for years. He's about 89 now and rides a 650 Honda Scooter with a side care to keep his fix of ride bikes. He told me to get some Dyna Mat which they use in cars for speaker installs to deaden vibration and sound reflection. I laugh but did as he told me and like magic the sound went away. I have a 2016 GSA. Hope it works for you.
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Just wondering where you put this Dyna Mat and how much you used.
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post #25 of 65 (permalink) Old 24-Jul-2016, 08:39 PM (069)
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Noisy GSW engine

Earplugs in...engine noise gone.
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post #26 of 65 (permalink) Old 30-Jul-2016, 06:51 PM (993)
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Been pondering this question ever since I've discovered this site. I wonder if it's a combination of factors magnifying normal engine noises
-engine configuration. The boxer is a unique design and if you're not used to it, it's completely different from other engines. With the heads out in the breeze instead of undertank of fairings, everything's unmuffled.
- design styling. Big wide tank and guards can direct and seemingly magnify noises previously unnoticed.
- drivetrain. The above plus the whirrings of hypoid/straight cut gears have a sound all their own.
- cold motors can sound a bit different.
I reckon generally there aren't major issues behind every noise, but if it makes you go looking or pay more attention to the bike and its care/maintenance, then it can't be a bad thing.
On my 2016 GS 1200 ADV I hear:
- Cam chains
- Overhead cams
- Sometimes when letting the clutch lever out in 1st gear, some "octane ping"
All good, as I am a "gear head", I like the 125 HP and 12.5:1 compression ratio. I wear ear plugs to save the ears do to wind compression effects in the helmet at high speeds... If I want a quiet ride I ride my Gold Wing....
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Riding a 2015 GSA. They all make a little noise. De-compression valve at start-up and general idle chatter. I don't really worry about it. It's called character
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Tinnitus here from many years of abusing my hearing in all manner of ways from a noisy cockpit of the Pitts to playing in bands to racing motorcycles. I wonder if the people that find the noises of this bike most objectionable aren't wearing any hearing protection? The only time I hear it is when my ears are open. If they aren't protecting their ears, then it's just a matter of time before the noise won't be bothering them.

I wouldn't wish tinnitus on my worst enemy. Few things are worse than being at a party in a crowded room and not being able to understand what anyone is saying.

Repeat after me, "I heard you but I didn't understand you. Can you repeat that?" If you just say "huh?" people will yell at you.

Please, please protect your hearing.
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Tinnitus here from many years of abusing my hearing in all manner of ways from a noisy cockpit of the Pitts to playing in bands to racing motorcycles. I wonder if the people that find the noises of this bike most objectionable aren't wearing any hearing protection? The only time I hear it is when my ears are open. If they aren't protecting their ears, then it's just a matter of time before the noise won't be bothering them.

I wouldn't wish tinnitus on my worst enemy. Few things are worse than being at a party in a crowded room and not being able to understand what anyone is saying.

Repeat after me, "I heard you but I didn't understand you. Can you repeat that?" If you just say "huh?" people will yell at you.

Please, please protect your hearing.
I recently got fitted for hearing aids and the the technology has come a long ways! You control them with a smartphone app along with being able to play music or podcasts through them and some have a noise canceling function for tinnitus!
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