VRSCB Noise

Discussion in 'VRSC Models' started by rich67tx, May 10, 2009.

  1. rich67tx

    rich67tx Member

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    I have a 2005 VRSCB with 6500 miles. I have been hearing a light howling noise as I am coming to a stop only last about 1/2 second. I have slowed down with the brakes and without using the brakes. I hear it either way. Happens around 5 mph and it sounds like it is coming from the left rear of the bike. I also drove down the road and got up to around 20 mph and then turned off the bike hoping to hear the noise. The only thing I am hearing is tire noise and brakes rubbing. No howling. Could be tire noise???? Don't think so though. Any ideas? Thought it could be a bearing but don't hear it any other way. Help....
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could be the tire tread or even the belt too. Check the tension on the belt.
     
  3. rich67tx

    rich67tx Member

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    Checked belt tension, has about 1/4 inch of play in it, if that. It's driving me crazy. I noticed it more when I have my GF on the bike. She weighs about 120. Tire isn't scraping the fender. What about the bearing? How would I be able to tell if that was the problem? Any other possibilities? Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    1/4" sounds a bit tight and with the extra passenger it would be even tighter. Recheck it again and adjust it to specs.