As you can tell by my description, I am no master mechanic. The other day as I was riding to school I began to notice a sound reflecting off the cars I passed by. At first I thought it was other vehicles, but the sound was exactly the same every vehicle I passed. For lack of a better description it was a SWOOSHING sound as I accelerate passed vehichles.
If i let go of the accelerator, the sound is reduced. I am just over 18,00 miles on the bike and have no clue what it may be.
does it do it at idle? My 03 makes a noise in time with the revolution of the engine that sounds like a far off train in my helmet when I'm sitting still, typically goes away once the bike is up to operating temperature.
'03 600 RR - ~32,000 miles (13,000 from me)
Yoshimura RS-5 Slip on - BMC Street Filter - PCIII - EK 520 Chain on Driven Sprockets - The2Wheels Shorty Levers - Woodcraft Frame Sliders & Bar Ends - Renthal Dual Compound Grips - TST IT and FE - Proton Flushmounts
Got ram air inlets/tubes/ducts (whatever you call em) 03-06? PM me.
Alright so I decidedto check the chain/ clean it and discovered that it was loose. I started to tighten it and found a few tight spots. Did my research through the forum and sounds like I need a new chain and sprockets (nice). Hopefully thats what was making the noises I was hearing.
DDM 55w 7k HID
Black Vortex Rearsets
R&G Bar Ends
Black passenger pegs
JPR Shorty levers
Drive Systems Superlight rear sprocket +2
Drive systems front sprocket -1
EK 520MVXZ black chain
Arata Ti Slipon with Ti mid pipe
Pro-Bolts black fairing bolt kit
Versah RJL Brake pads
Alright so I replaced my chain and sprocs. Noise is gone, but fixing one problem got me into another one. I messed up the shift rod. If your gonna replace your chain and sprocs make sure you read the sticky at the top of troubleshoot section.
So I removed this bolt to pull the lever off and remove the cover to get to the front sprocket. When I was putting everything back together I forgot to completely remove the bolt in order to slide this back to the rod. So when I pushed, it popped in and went limp.