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Gearbox whining on 1988 Goldwing.

The gears on my 1988 Goldwing is whining when I cruise at 120-130km/hr. They also crunch when I put them through although the clutch seems to be OK. The bike has been converted into a trike but has not done high mileage if you can believe the odometer.

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Hi, Ansyco I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Rear Chains---RATTLE
5. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
6. Clutches---CHATTER
7. Cylinders---PING
8. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Gears---WHINE
11. Head Gasket---HISS
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
13. Pistons---SLAP
14. Radiators---GURGLE
15. Rear Chains---RATTLE
16. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
17. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
18. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
19. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
20. Solid Lifters---TICK
21. Starters---CLICK
22. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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