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Transmission whine?

Hi all,

Just wanted to see if anyone else has this noise? Basically a whine noise that is loudest when decelerating, only really noticable when slowing to a stop in 2nd or 1st. Also a noticable noise in other gears but a lot lot quieter. Is this normal or should I get it checked out?

I have an 07 Versys...

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I have heard this a few times. When I lube my chain it goes away.
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I have heard this a few times. When I lube my chain it goes away.
Same for me. I have an 08. I installed the 16T front sprocket but didn't grease it for the test run. It made signficant noise only on decel in the first 2 gears. I lubed only the sprocket with moly grease, noise went away.
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I heard that noise when shifting down into 1st fropm 2nd but only when the RPM's are high well 4-3500rpms

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yeah same here. its not an issue at all. keep on lubing your chain and change your oil on time and that sound will remain normal. it turns out cars make the same noise but you don't hear it because your in the car.

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I had a little whine under those approximate conditions when I had the chain a little too tight after replacing the front sprocket. It looked loose and would flop around when the bike was stationary, but didn't completely meet the 1" deflection (or what ever the number is). So I adjusted it per the spec (which 'seems' terribly loose!) and the noise went away.

I don't know if that would be the problem on an 07, but if you've had recent work such as tire replacement or something else which would require re-tensioning the chain, it might be something to look into.

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I have had a whine since last year, but mine is at constant throttle around 4500 RPM. Isn't getting worse, just "there" all the time. Need to get it to the dealer for them to check it out one of these days. Chain is right, stock sprockets, who knows what it is.
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It's an all-indirect transmission that drives through a pair of gears no matter which gear one is in. There are 6 gearsets in mesh at all times, so a little gear noise is kind of inevitable. Doesn't bother me, very little does because I wrecked my hearing through 30 years of unmuffled race engines. Two stroke dirt bikes with 12 inch blooie pipes will do that.
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