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Whistling noise I had my chain adjusted a while ago and since then my bike makes this strange noise while maintaining speed or accelerating. The bike makes a low whistle like you blew on an empty bottle. The sound comes and goes, but I never hear it while decelerating.

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  • Tyler Stark Jul 21, 2013

    Its coming from somewhere around my left boot. I have a 2002 Honda shadow spirit 750.

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I don't think your whistling is related to your chain adjustment. What else might be whistling ... helmet ... ???Did you change anything else? Was your chain loud before and possibly covered the noise you are now hearing?

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

  • Tyler Stark Jul 26, 2013

    It's not my helmet, it was after the chain was adjusted, but It gets pretty loud at a low speed but it isn't constant unless I'm going 35 or 40 its a very strange noise. And near my left foot, I can't pinpoint where it is exactly because its only while accelerating

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It sounds like the primary drive chain is loose. The way I adjust mine is to take off the upper left inspection cover, start the bike and slowly tighten the adjuster until it starts to wine, then back off until it stops. Rev it slowly and listen for a wine. No wine good to go.

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Try changing the air filter.

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