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    Registered User Motodan's Avatar
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    GS noise

    Have seen several comments regarding "noise" from these F/GS's when, particularly at lower speeds, running on irregular surface roads. It doesn't take much speed or uneven road surface to get some type of "something must be loose" noise from my 750. And I'm not talking engine noise. I zip tied center stand up and still got sounds as if a chain was banging or a panel was loose or a screw was missing causing two surfaces to clink against one another. My chain is properly adjusted, clean and oiled. As I type I don't recall if I've ridden in same manner with BMW cases off...need to do that. Otherwise anyone with same experience...any source found?
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    For sure try going for a ride with cases removed—they make noise on every bike I’ve owned except my latest one. I had no extraneous noise issues with the F800GS I rented in the Balkans, and it was equipped with only a Givi topcase. Hope you get the noise pinned down, those odd sounds can be irritating at times.

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    I always had good luck with a rubber mallet banging on the tires and frame of cars and bikes looking for rattles. I think that's why they used to kick the tires to listen for rattles. Good luck.
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