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Emergency!

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This dadgum whistling sound on the right side(near the back side) is and has been dddddrrrrrivvvving me crazy and haven't even bothered to try and figure what the heck is causing it.

Beyond the shadow of a doubt it is the way the wind is moving through something on the bike between about 50 to 54 mph. Been doing since day one.

Please please someone help me with the terrible blight on the relatively very quiet and smooth machine.

The only thing I've added is the highway pegs and it was doing it before then. This machine is stinking symmetrical for crying out loud. What the heck is it?
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DP, get you a passenger to sit on the bicht seat and they can listen very critically for where the sound is emanating from. pull over and check it. IF you suspect some whistling, put wide blue painters tape over the suspect culprit area. Try it again and see if it works. Once you've identified where is whistlers mother, then you can work on a proper solution. be sure to post pix of your selfie with blue tape all around your head, helmet, pie hole. Hey you asked for suggestions. I tell all my customers, Answers are Free. correct answers will cost you. poncho

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Wait a minute!!! Could have to do with brake rotor? The shaft housing? This is on the right side where it seems to come from.

Even the passenger peg?

Good idea ponch! I like taping stuff...
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This dadgum whistling sound on the right side(near the back side) What the heck is it?
DP, could it be.. you had a noise from the tire on the left side because it rubbed against the taillight wire box.. could it be than now that you have that solved, shut up, that you are now hearing the tire rub on the right side at the swing arm? you did shove a 200mm oversize tire in there. did you check it for clearance? daylight between?
when the tire heats up and pressure goes up, its possible that paper thin sliver of light between tire and swing arm evaporates.? then of course, tire rubbing does not Only make noise, it makes more heat which will drive the pressure up further. This is not a closed loop process but a run away fire. you need to check that tire sidewall for rub wear marks. poncho
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Ponch,

In first post DP said: "Been doing since day one."

Back tire is not rubbing on either side although the plastic box is a little close.

It actually sounds like something metal is loose but definitely a whistle. It's not loud but noticeable enough to irritate me a little.
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little it may be, but it will bug you till you find its source and either solve it or at least know that its not trouble brewing.
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I think this is the culprit. Gonna do a Poncho tape job and test it out.
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I think this is the culprit. Gonna do a Poncho tape job and test it out.
chewing gum works good too!
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This metal does not get hot back on right side on top of eom exhaust but it may my source of irritation. I'm sure it's there to prevent burns from someone playing with brake and etc.

I'm thinking about getting some tin foil and wrap it up to see if this is my whistling culprit. Otherwise, this machine would be pretty quiet.

Any thoughts?
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This metal does not get hot Any thoughts?
Take it off and hear if it quits whistling Dixie? leave it off
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