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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech => Topic started by: Jim on October 15, 2018, 09:23:09 pm

Title: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Jim on October 15, 2018, 09:23:09 pm
https://youtu.be/AcuQxpGynDY
this bike is making the sound mine does
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Bob_C_CT on October 15, 2018, 10:11:01 pm
I hear the whirling type noise when going lower revs around 6:09. Then most of the noise sounds more like wind buffetting. Maybe if give the time that hear the noise more? I don't hear anything unusual but I ride a C10.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: MtnRider on October 15, 2018, 11:09:16 pm
Hi Jim,

I assume it's the noise heard as he pulls away from the entrance. If so, that's normal. All those go fast bits and pieces moving together to make the ride so much fun. At least that's what mine sounds like.

Leo
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 15, 2018, 11:34:04 pm
the bike sounds normal, ride it... don't become OCD about it... don't mess with the counterbalance as it's not needed on this bike, it won't make any difference


3 posts, need to be combined into one, repeated posts just make people read and answer 3 posts, about the same thing.
thanks in advance for not doing this repeatedly,
http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/counter-balancer-adjustment/msg651629/#msg651629 (http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/counter-balancer-adjustment/msg651629/#msg651629)

Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: strum on October 16, 2018, 12:51:19 am
Sounds normal to me also. I think what you are hearing is the sound these slipper clutches make. heard it on every C14 ive been around.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 16, 2018, 01:35:52 am
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

slipper clutch noise? that's one I never heard before....... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Eric on October 16, 2018, 10:42:42 am
Sounds just like mine.  I wondered a bit when I first got it, but figured it was because the fairing "allowed" me to hear all the engine noises over the wind.  This is my first bike with any real wind protection...
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Staylo on October 16, 2018, 01:24:02 pm
Now, this is a Hail Mary comment, but I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the shaft drive? On hot rodded street cars that have exchanged a timing chain for gear driven cams, you can distinctly hear the gears’ whirring sound over the motor. With two sets of bevel gears in the driveshaft, I wonder if that noise is the bevel gears whirring. The noise of the gear drive on a car rises and falls with engine RPM so it’s very easy to pick out, but the whirring that might come from a shaft drive would be tougher because it would rise and fall more slowly with the overall speed of the motorcycle, and it might be tougher to pick out. Or, of course, that sound could have nothing to do with the shaft drive at all. Just spit-balling here.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Jim on October 16, 2018, 02:42:36 pm
That's the trademark Kawasaki "whir." My '08 Concours does it, my '17 Z900 does it, and every inline four Kawasaki that I'm aware of does it, too. I first heard it when the original Z 900 came out way back when. I could hear one coming up my street and I knew what it was before it got to me.  ;D
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Staylo on October 16, 2018, 06:32:20 pm
Well and that’s clearly not shaft related. Unless Kawasaki uses gear driven cams as opposed to belts or chains?
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: oldnslo_MO on October 16, 2018, 08:48:56 pm
sounds just like mine, oh my the sky is falling, i must run and tell the king!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 16, 2018, 09:06:00 pm
sounds just like mine, oh my the sky is falling, i must run and tell the king!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

be nice now, he has yet to find the love of the sound of these engines... but he will...

Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: lather on October 16, 2018, 10:27:10 pm
Interesting it has had12,500 views and no one commented about noise except one guy and he says "Nice engine sound.  Thanks for no crappy music.  The engine is music enough."

So my question to op is are you bragging or complaining? :rotflmao:

Agree with previous comments, its a common sound to lots of Kawis, alsway thought it might be the PAIR valve.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Jim on October 16, 2018, 11:51:44 pm
sounds just like mine, oh my the sky is falling, i must run and tell the king!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Jim on October 17, 2018, 12:06:40 am
being a new owner and not knowing the bike I figured i`d reach out to the experts. I really don't get this weird sarcasm. Jim
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: lather on October 17, 2018, 12:32:31 am
We are all weird here, some more than others  :)
Some of us are gud spellers but I'm not one.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Old Steve on October 17, 2018, 01:24:43 am
We are all weird here, some more than others  :)

I take exception at being called "weird".
I am abnormal, atypical and peculiar.

OK, wait - did you mean "wired"?
I could probably go along with that, too.
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on October 17, 2018, 01:50:18 am
Bring it over Jim and we can compare. I'm in Hendo NV. And why the heck are you listed as the NE?
Title: Re: this is sound my bike is making
Post by: Doc on October 19, 2018, 07:34:21 pm
Sounds just like my 2012 - since new.  Ride and enjoy!