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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2009, 12:22 pm Thread Starter
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Noisey engine/drive train

I tried to find this on the search, but no luck.
I ride with ear plugs and a helmet with mp3/radio. So I never hear anything. I went to a resort town that is in a no helmet state and the speed limit is 25 mph. So a few of us rode through town with out helmets( I felt like a renegade). I was suprized at how much noise this thing makes, a lot of whine and the tranny does CLUNK. I have not heard another GT so I don't know if it is common noises or not. I'm just going to ride it and if it breaks , I'll worry about it then. I know a lot has been said about these things but after a 600 mile ride the other day, I'm still in love with this bike

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2009, 1:59 pm
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I was suprized at how much noise this thing makes, a lot of whine and the tranny does CLUNK. I have not heard another GT so I don't know if it is common noises or not.
They all do that - even in the PR video. You can avoid most of the clunking with practice, but I can't seem to avoid the neutral-to-first clunk no matter what I try. Not a big deal.

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Yup, the noises are normal and I can completely relate. I ride 99.99% of the time with the same, .....plugs, earphones, full face etc. But MT has no helmet law and every once in a while I ride the mile into town, 25 mph with nothing on the noggin and yes sir....it's loud, clunky, whinny,.....but normal.

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Yeah. Unfortunately, they all do that. It's a damn noisy bike even under a fairing.

I needed to put a muffler on the microphone I use on on-board video cams I use to get rid of some of the engine/tranny racket. I put a fuzzy on the mike and pointed it towards the rear muffler opening which helps a lot with the wind noise and general engine racket.

I have a clip of the video and audio of the way I use the fuzzy mike on this post:
Cop in hiding near Portola, CA There is a shot of the fuzzy mike (Wind Muff) in the same Photography forum under "Video on a Bike.".


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