bike whistle

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hogtyd, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. hogtyd

    hogtyd Member

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    Hi gang,
    been awhile since i been on here. I am just curious if any one else has noticed a strange noise when shutting down the engine?
    Just as the motor stops it gives out a short but very noticeable whistle. Makes me look around to see if someone is trying to get my attention! I suspect it is just compression escapeing from the engine because it stops just as the exaust valve is starting to open. What is strange, is that it does this almost everytime i shut the motor off. I can't be that lucky (can i?)
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Nothing to worry about. Many get the same whistle on shutdown as the engine comes to a stop.
     
  3. hogtyd

    hogtyd Member

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    Thanks glider, i was beginning to get paranoid! I thought i was being stalked!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Always look on the other side of the bike when you hear that whistle to be sure.:D
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I too have the whistle when I turn the bike off. My HD service manager said the same thing as Glider and then showed me a brand new (back in 05) softail that make the same noise.:newsmile040:
     
  6. Mainah

    Mainah Junior Member

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    Gee, and I was sure my bike was telling me I was sexy. LOL:newsmile100:
     
  7. joed

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    That can't be. I've never heard it. :bigsmiley15:
     
  8. outheg8

    outheg8 New Member

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    Mine does it intermittantly.
     
  9. 06SuperG

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    If it don't whistle, the presue goes out the exhaust!
    I think it's cool when I shut it down and it goes swirt through the intske.