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  1. The Sound of Whistling Crickets ? Now with crap video...

    General CBR XX Discussion
    I hear a lot of talk of sewing machines - and maybe they are talking about the smooth engine noise when accelerating. But what the hella is this manic whistling rapid cricket noise? The valves opening and shutting? Seems from the top of the engine. Seems a bit intrusive? (97 carb)
  2. Resetting a CCT video - & noise gone thanks forum and Beestoys

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Beestoys mentioned resetting a CCT and getting extra use out of a "worn" one. I just took my CCT off and then realised I had no idea how to actually do that I found this and thought it might help's for a VFR but principles are similar Beestoys mentioned 12 turns so ignore the...
  3. OIL change (20w-50) seems to have solved msytery noise - Maybe not now???

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    I've been chasing an engine/drive chain like noise for a while. Noise occurs under load only. It appeared after a minor self-service - oil and coolant change I changed sprockets and chain - noise still there Changed oil 10w-40 twice - noise still there Several suggestions including exhaust...
  4. Suggestions for cause of noise that starts from second gear

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I've searched on this forum and elsewhere. I've been trying to solve a rythmic noise which only occurs when moving under load which will start in after changing into second on the first ride of the morning. It stops when I pull the clutch lever. It sounds as if it is coming from low down...
  5. Ear Ear! Any thoughts on hearing protection?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey All, I've been struggling with hearing protection for a good while now, and thought it might be interesting to see how / if others manage to tackle the earplugs problem... If I ride without them, I very swiftly reach the point where I feel I'm hurting my ears - I'll get off after an hour's...
  6. Clunk from engine/clutch?

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Hi all, new bird owner here. Got my first bird just a week ago and it came along with a rare clunk from somewhere in the engine or clutch. It's not the constant knocking sound that is associated with cold clutch, but something more along the lines of louder clunk/thud. We had the bike idling...
  7. Noises

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Can anyone help me? My 2000 blackbird has 18000 miles. A couple of days ago I began to hearing a knocking noise coming from near the bottom and middle of my bike. It seems to repeat faster, the faster I go. When I'm not moving there is no noise. Also, I don't know if it's related but, I ran...