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post #61 of 65 (permalink) Old 06-Dec-2017, 08:30 PM (104)
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Have a R1200GS TB and an R nineT, both MY2016.

The GS sounds like it's got a bucket of bolts loose in it. In comparion, the nineT almost hums...

Perhaps I should put an Akra pipe on the GS...
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post #62 of 65 (permalink) Old 07-Dec-2017, 03:19 AM (388)
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On my '17 GSA, the noise is coming up through the big hollow in the fairing for the forks. It's a combination of tire noise and engine noise. My buddy has a '16 RT and his sounds like a turbine when he pulls away from me, when I'm setting on my bike. I've got to ride his RT and compare to the GSA.

I'm getting used to it - not bad, just different. Funny, my wife has a '17 GSA and she has not mentioned anything about the noise but she's used to a KTM690 and Husky 310 both on knobbies.

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I found different brand front tyres (tires?) make a difference to the noise emanating from the front of the bike. The original Anakee 3's were particularly noisy. I am now running Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail and they are considerably quieter. I agree with the posts in regards wearing ear plugs to make it into the perfect bike!!! The noise in 64,000 kilometres has not changed ...

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I found different brand front tyres (tires?) make a difference to the noise emanating from the front of the bike. The original Anakee 3's were particularly noisy. I am now running Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail and they are considerably quieter. I agree with the posts in regards wearing ear plugs to make it into the perfect bike!!! The noise in 64,000 kilometres has not changed ...
It just sounds mechanical, like a bucket of bolts.
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post #65 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-May-2019, 09:48 AM (616)
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I have a 2016 with 52,000 miles

My noise description: Not a vibration or rattle. Sounds a little like cyclic "rasping" or running a belt sander over concrete, except less intense.

Mine is intermittent. Doesn't happen until the engine is warm. The sound typically gets loud around 3K rpm. It happens across all gears (usually I'm in 3rd or 4th). I can still hear it at lower rpms, but it is quieter and the sound repetition is slower.

The sound might last 5 minutes or an hour. Seems to come and go somewhat randomly. It is very obvious when it goes away.

It is worse under load, but when parked at idle I can just barely hear it under the normal engine noise, if it is present.
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