Now I'm hearing my own noises!
2018 Versys 650 with ABS - 12,000 miles - no engine modifications - original chain and sprockets
Not sure if this is normal or not (I'm gonna ride the hell out of this bike until it falls apart or I can trade it in) but...
...I almost always ride with my earplugs in. The other day I took a short ride without the earplugs. When slowing down from approximately 40 mph I start to hear a "choo, choo, choo...choo....choo.....choo......choo.......choo. ......." as the bike starts to come to a stop. It's not super-loud...but it's loud enough to notice over the engine!
At first I thought it was my front tire as I recently changed it. So I put it up on the triple tree stand and spun that front tire as fast as I could get it. Nothing. No "choo...choo...choo...".
I'm leaning towards thinking it's something to do with the chain. So I checked the chain slack and I'm in spec. I checked the chain alignment...perfect.
I spun that rear tire as fast as I could and heard the normal chain sound but couldn't hear the "choo...choo..." sound over the chain sound.
I've checked the brakes, front and back, numerous times and the sound is still present when I apply the brakes.
Again, I'm almost positive it's got something to do with the front sprocket, which was cleaned last weekend.