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My new 2010 V has got 1200 miles after carefully running it in.
When I change down i get a transmission noise best describbed as as whisttle or sounding mildly like a milk float.

Is this normal???????????
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OK I'll bite. What is a milk float? We don't have those in Oregon.
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OK I'll bite. What is a milk float? We don't have those in Oregon.
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I was expecting this.
A milk float is an electric delivery vehicle for the milkman and his bottles and other things he carries. saidly due to the monopolly of supermarkets he is a dying breed.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Da...t_Garage_2.jpg
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I didn't know what a milk float was - thanks for the education!

Back on topic - I can't imagine my transmission making any noises that I would associate with that vehicle, so I'd say - no, it's not normal. But, it's possible that we need to look into the noise and maybe do a better characterization to get to the bottom of this.


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it like a whine not on accelleration only on slow down
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I think I know what you are talking about. It's normal, mine does it too. Wear earplugs and you wont notice it! Just ride, it's all good!
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Stephen, this vid may not be a good example due to the loud race pipe but if you listen closely you can hear the gears winding as he's gearing down. Is this sort of like you hear? A 'blip' of the throttle to match the engine and transmission helps smooth out downshifts if this is what you hear.


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Glade to hear that I do where ear plugs but the exhaust is so quite its easy to hear, and as its new im looking out for things.

the bike is good brilliant in fact
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not sure exhaust covers it
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2010 cowling buzzing?

electric fan?

Put it on a rear stand, start it, and see if you can isolate it by placing the end of a flexible tube to your ear, and the other end to various parts of the bike. A member here turned me on to that trick. Like a stethascope for a doctor.

but I'm gessing it's the electric cooling fan that comes on when the bike gets hot.
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My tranny will whine on decel in certain gears at certain RPM has done it since day one. In fact I get a whine at mid RPM on steady throttle too for the past 20k miles, I just ignore it.
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I think it's the sound you hear when downshifting at speed with the clutch pulled in. Mine does it when you get to first gear and are still coasting to a stop. I have had several bikes in the past that did the same thing so if that is what you are hearing, then it's normal.
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