'08 V w/23kmi daily driver.
Was wondering if anyone had any ideas, suggestions or experience with this sort of thing:
After a chain adjustment, I was hearing a pulsating whirr whirr whirr noise coming from what seems like the chain...seems like it was coming from the area closer to the front sprocket.
Now, it's always been loud to the point that a riding buddy has commented a few times and I've heard the sound bouncing off Jersey walls and what not but this was a different sound. Anyway, I had it replaced and adjusted - everything was perfect for a while (about 2k mi) til I started hearing the noise again and when I checked it, it seemed a little tight so I took it back to the shop and had them adjust it. They agreed it was tight and adjusted it. Again, everything seemed fine.
Well, recently, I checked the slack and it was way loose...about 2" or more. I spent yesterday afternoon adjusting and aligning it myself (using the motionpro tool, btw) and it seems when I'm at 1" I get the noise. I only really hear it on decel with clutch pulled (don't know if that's indicative or if I can only hear it w/o engine noise). Right now I'm dead on at 1" and perfectly aligned and I hear it. I don't want to adjust it out much because I'm worried about it loosening up too much again.
I'm torquing to 80 ft/lb, BTW.
-Is it supposed to sound that way?
-If not, any ideas/experience with this?
-Could there be a problem with the front sprocket (it doesn't look bad)
-Could it be the plastic guide things on the swingarm and, if so, is that bad?
Could it be bad bearings? i don't know what bad bearings on a bike sound like.
Any help would be appreciated.
I have audio of the sound if someone really wants to hear it but I'd have to edit it down a little.