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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by b206driver View Post
Could have been a open primary....they make quite a loud "whine", but they are not normally fitted to the touring models. When HD came out with the 6-speed tranny, some of the gears were straight cut, rather than helical cut resulting in a "whine", especially in 5th gear. The issue has since been corrected.
First and 5th gears in the 09 model year six speed tranny's were straight cut gears. I don't remember what year the change was made but 12 model year and above have straight cut 1st gears. The rest are helical cut.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Racer57 View Post
How does Harley get past the EPA db limits imposed on everyone else when they build their bikes ? I've never figured that out.
I can answer that question. They aren't that loud....when you buy them. A stock Harley emits very little noise...still not as quiet as a GW.

What you are used to hearing is a Harley that has aftermarket mufflers, a high flow air cleaner, and a Dyno Tuner type programmer.

Lawn Tractors/lawnmowers make a LOT more noise than a stock Harley.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 10:51 AM
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Harley whine? Sounds like the Goldwing crowd has run out of things to talk about with their own bikes. lol
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 02:05 PM
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Kooler2 View Post
I live on the Gold Coast in Australia where ladies riding sports bikes that can go 300Kph only have only a Bikini on
The photos are form Google but the image is the same as here where I live
Yeah, skin and bitumen don't mix
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by larryinseattle View Post
It was the rider whining.
Because he wasn't riding a Wing.

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