Whining noise

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Dferr, May 26, 2011.

  1. Dferr

    Dferr Member

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    While riding home from work today, I noticed a pretty loud whining noise I believe is coming from the trans. I recently changed all the fluids over to Amsoil. I'm using 75w-90 Severe Gear in the trans, I just don't remember if it had a whining noise like that before. I only really notice it when I back off the gas. The bike is a 2006 Street Glide. Do these bikes tend to have a whiny trans or should I go back to the Harley fluid?

    Thanks, Don
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Don,

    MY selection for quieting down a tyranny is using ""Redline Shockproof Heavy""..

    IF it is noisy after that it is Just noisy..

    Just My Way

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Hmmm I have always noticed just a slight whine when I let off the gas (even before I put in 90 Severe Gear in the trans) course I don't know what was in the bike when I bought it. Previous owner just told me he used full synthetic.

    It's not a real noticable thing though, I just figured they all did it. I kinda thought it was coming from the primary chain.

    You could try Redline next time. I'm gonna try it just to see if it quiets down the 1st to 2nd clunk anymore than severe gear did.
     
  4. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    Didn't realize how noisy my transmission was until after I put in the redline oil. It was almost unsettling how quiet it became.
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  5. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Hmmm glad to hear that, I'm gonna try it next time. Guess it's that thick gel texture that does it. I remember as teenagers folks would put sawdust in the differential to quiet it down when it got worn to noisy clearances. Worked too.
     
  6. Dferr

    Dferr Member

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    Yeah, the stuff I drained out was red in color and really thick! I guess that's the redline. The wine down actually sounds pretty cool, like a drag car letting off at the end. But I don't know if that's a good thing. I've always used Amsoil I pretty sure it's not hurting anything I hope.
     
  7. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    If I hear whinning while I am out riding I simply pull over and ask her to get off until she is in a better mood :newsmile045:
     
  8. SixPak

    SixPak Junior Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA almost fell out of my chair. Tooo funny
     
  9. wilks3

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    How to eliminate whinning; Solo seat.
    wilks3 :D
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  10. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member Contributor

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    The RED color Might be spectro gl5

    Redline Shockproof Heavy is Pink and thick.... and IT is strong in ODOR

    signed....BUBBIE