Engine got louder all of a sudden? - Page 2 - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RoaringTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 90
Garage
Hmm. Just added T-Rex crash bars- would that have anything to do with the extra hot air coming my way? Anyone of you experience that?

Just because I am Deaf does not mean I can not roar.

Long distance two stroke scooter rider moving onto even longer touring.
RoaringTodd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 05:39 PM
Member
 
Lee R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 124
Feel for air pushing out where the exhaust can meets the pipe incase theres a leak around the exhaust gasket. That'll make a lot of noise. Do it cold so you don't burn yourself.
Lee R is offline  
post #23 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RoaringTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 90
Garage
It’s as if the fan comes off and on very three minutes. The exhaust heads are torqued.

Just because I am Deaf does not mean I can not roar.

Long distance two stroke scooter rider moving onto even longer touring.
RoaringTodd is offline  
 
post #24 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 6,510
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoaringTodd View Post
Itís as if the fan comes off and on very three minutes. The exhaust heads are torqued.
Check coolant /oil level first. If fan is activated every 3 minutes , than your engine is overheating.
Fastoman is offline  
post #25 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
RoaringTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 90
Garage
Oil just changed. Coolant level full. Nothing has changed other than I added the T-Rex crash bars. I’m baffled as to why the routes I took that never turned on the fan now turns it on every time I’m at a stop l.

Just because I am Deaf does not mean I can not roar.

Long distance two stroke scooter rider moving onto even longer touring.
RoaringTodd is offline  
post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 08:59 PM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,184
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoaringTodd View Post
Oil just changed. Coolant level full. Nothing has changed other than I added the T-Rex crash bars. Iím baffled as to why the routes I took that never turned on the fan now turns it on every time Iím at a stop l.
Because we are heading into summer?

My Versys Travels:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #27 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
RoaringTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 90
Garage
Alright guys - FORGET the hot air - let's solve the reason why Fiona feels so different to me now -

I've narrowed it down to a growl at 3-4500 RPS that wasn't there before. Used to be a purr, now is a growl. At 6,000 rpms, purrs.

Any idea?

Just because I am Deaf does not mean I can not roar.

Long distance two stroke scooter rider moving onto even longer touring.
RoaringTodd is offline  
post #28 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 04:02 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,012
LOOSE exhaust manifold nuts...?

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #29 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 09:37 AM
Member
 
16VGTIDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Drumbo, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 247
Garage
New tires and/or chain adjusted incorrectly.

Prove me wrong.

2011 V650 in Black, well accessorized.
16VGTIDave is offline  
post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 180
I'm going to take a completely different route on this. Todd is deaf., but He knows something is going on. I agree, it's not "loud" like those of us can hear type loud. Todd has his own way of making sense of the world. I'm not deaf, but my best guess is that he is feeling some vibrations. And he probably feels them much more intensely that the rest of us who are not deaf. So I'm with Todd, something is wrong. Or at least different.

IMO, I don't think it's tires because he says it subsides when the clutch is pulled in. So to me it's engine / drivetrain. Chain and sprockets would be a first thought. After that, I really think Todd needs to involve a person who can hear if anything is actually going on with the engine.

As far as heat... again, Todd knows his bike. But one thing I find is that even folks who know their bikes do is that they fail to consider ambient temp changes. Remember that a cooling system has a limited capacity to shed heat. If it's 95* ambient, you have to know the bike is going to be close to "fan on" temps in a short time as compared to 60* ambient. Todd, if you recall last year at this time / ambient temp, and you think your bike is running hotter this year, it's time to get the system serviced.

And please let us know if you figure out the "growl".
Smiley and RoaringTodd like this.
Steve in Sunny Fl is offline  
post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
RoaringTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 90
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve in Sunny Fl View Post
something is wrong. Or at least different.

IMO, I don't think it's tires because he says it subsides when the clutch is pulled in. So to me it's engine / drivetrain. Chain and sprockets would be a first thought. After that, I really think Todd needs to involve a person who can hear if anything is actually going on with the engine. And please let us know if you figure out the "growl".
Thank you, Steve, - I've decided to involve my dealer (which is an hour and half away) in the hopes they can identify what I am feeling. There definitely is a difference in how the motorcycle responds compared to this time last year. I've checked what I can for loose bolts and tubes. I agree about the tires, the clutch pulling in quietens things down. it's really growling when accelerating in third to cruising rpm speed. Above that, it's as it should be.

The bike will be brought to the dealer this Friday. Fingers crossed.

Just because I am Deaf does not mean I can not roar.

Long distance two stroke scooter rider moving onto even longer touring.
RoaringTodd is offline  
post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 06:33 AM
Member
 
motociclista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 409
This may be a long shot, but it explained the problem when my Versys suddenly got loud.

On a few bikes, particularly with high miles, a stress fracture develops in the exhaust pipe where it slips into the muffler. This happened to me after about 70,000 miles and while I was on a trip. The crack quickly spread and the exhaust was leaking and definitely louder. It doesn't happen often but it does happen. A few others here on the forum had the same issue.

It's probably not your issue, but it's worth taking a light and looking under the bike where the two parts of the exhaust slip together to see if there's any crack or corrosion.

Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
motociclista is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clutch lever went clunk and all of a sudden now 1/2 way engaged. Kyle E Technical Discussion - V-650 27 10-02-2018 05:22 PM
08 Versys with sudden electrical issue viclava Technical Discussion - V-650 6 06-03-2016 03:19 PM
Is it worth putting on louder horn rayj General Discussions - V-650 63 04-02-2014 03:15 PM
Help: Sucking sound on throttle & sudden stall jchristian79 Technical Discussion - V-650 15 10-28-2010 09:29 PM
Problem: Sudden Engine Kill chrisferro Technical Discussion - V-650 10 09-29-2010 01:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome