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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #380 on: August 24, 2017, 08:05:03 PM »
This chain noise is kinda bugging me. It's totally gone... silent... no noise whatsoever when the bike has been sitting overnight or for a while. I roll it back and forth in neutral and it's quiet. Put it on the center stand and spin the wheel, same thing... quiet.

After I ride home from work, for example, only 2.4 miles... I get home and it's clacking. When I roll it around in my garage, it makes the noise only when going forward. Backwards... nothing. Up on the center stand, spin the wheel forward, it clacks. Backwards... nothing.

The front sprocket is positioned with that flange on the inside like several other posts I've read say to have it. Everything is lined up from what I can tell. I'm wondering if this is just normal chain sound or something that needs to be addressed. I've been googling, searching on here, etc. Anyone who's following along here have any ideas for me? I wish I could get a video of the sound but I don't have any way to do that believe it or not lol. My cell doesn't take videos and my camera takes videos but no sound :dunno_black:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #381 on: August 24, 2017, 11:03:14 PM »
Can you tell where it's making the noise (towards the front sprocket, close to the rear sprocket, etc)? You might be able to feel the "clack" if you touch the cycle in different spots while moving the chain (please don't lose a finger due to my advice though!).

Aside from strange wear patterns on the chain / sprocket, I wonder if it could be something else......like maybe the bottom of the swingarm rubber cover is tapping the chain, or there is something in the transmission......
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #382 on: August 24, 2017, 11:16:24 PM »
Haha it's funny you should mention that because listening really close with my ear up to the front sprocket area and then at the back wheel was what I was doing last evening until I got tired of it. I am in no way sure where the sound is coming from but I'm leaning more towards the front sprocket area.

I also can indeed "feel the noise" if I touch the bike but again, I was unfortunately unable to pinpoint anything definite.

From what I can see, there are no strange patterns on the chain or sprockets. They only have about 1,700 miles on them at this point.

I've checked out the condition of the swing arm rubber thingy numerous times over the years when cleaning things, working on things etc. Nothing strange I can see there either.

All this is why it's driving me a teeny bit crazy lol!!
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #383 on: August 25, 2017, 08:18:45 AM »
FWIW, after I lowsided my bike, my chain guard was bent inward ever so slightly, causing the chain to rub and make a clacking noise when moving the wheel. It was much more audible when moving the rear forward than when moving the wheel backwards. I'm sure you've checked that already, but I figured I'd throw it out there.

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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #384 on: August 25, 2017, 02:53:07 PM »
Thanks so much for reading and checkin' in, qc! Very much appreciated. I wish it was something that easy... I've checked the hugger (since I don't have the stock chain guard anymore) numerous times for clearance issues and there just aren't any. :sigh:

I still don't understand why it only does it after the bike has been ridden for a little bit.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #385 on: August 25, 2017, 03:59:42 PM »
I'm too lazy to check, but is the chain NEW? My abused chains "click" or clunk when they get warmed up due to a stretched link, or broken roller. and remember that every 100 degree's steel expands 1 thousands of an inch. that's enough to tighten up thing's that seemed "loose" at ambient temperature.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #386 on: August 25, 2017, 05:18:03 PM »
The chain is about 2 years old now and has about 1,700 miles on it. Your reply is right in line with a post I read from the great adidasguy about there being a messed up link or roller. Thank you for your reply J_Walker!

Maybe the wd-40 cleaning method and the chain lube I had for years actually caused this new chain to be screwed up.

This clacking noise used to be very loud and there all the time... no matter what... before I did the kero cleaning and white lithium lube job last weekend.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #387 on: August 25, 2017, 06:52:46 PM »
The chain is about 2 years old now and has about 1,700 miles on it. Your reply is right in line with a post I read from the great adidasguy about there being a messed up link or roller. Thank you for your reply J_Walker!

Maybe the wd-40 cleaning method and the chain lube I had for years actually caused this new chain to be screwed up.

This clacking noise used to be very loud and there all the time... no matter what... before I did the kero cleaning and white lithium lube job last weekend.

if you can measure ALL the links with some calipers and fine the ruined link, and you have a chain riveter, you can replace the link [done this before but its a real PITA, but if you have the tools already it IS cheaper.]

Adidas and Baltimore both "trained me" in the ways of the GS.. ;) and sledge has posted some useful information while he isn't being an angry old fart. :D
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #388 on: August 27, 2017, 09:27:35 PM »
Thank you J for the info! I will certainly keep it in mind cuz I wanna solve this issue.

Just a small update... wanted to show pics of the fender on. I was also able to install the raising links but I'll go into more detail about those when I'm sober lol :icon_rolleyes: :cheers: So for now... just enjoy some pictures :thumb:

















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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #389 on: August 27, 2017, 09:49:29 PM »


I use a pizza box!


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Great job on the fender!

I don't know how you managed the nasty drippings from the chain, but I always lay down cardboard under the length of the chain to collect everything. The cardboard is usually good for 2-3 cleanings, and is easy to dispose of (burning in my case).
lol i used the pizza box method also. works pretty good. albeit a slightly thinner cardboard, it still does the job.
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #390 on: August 28, 2017, 04:26:44 PM »
Nicely done drunk Showbiz!!  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_lol: :cheers: :thumb:

Black is the right colour, works in nicely with the rest of the bike  :thumb:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #391 on: August 28, 2017, 06:07:13 PM »
Hahaha thanks bunches Pete, I was indeed pretty far gone when I posted those pictures lololol

Glad you like the black color!!!

Anywhoo, the raising links were a super tight fit without modifying anything. Prying up on the tail of the bike and down on the wheel was the only way to get things to line up... but that of course is not good so I ended up grinding the swing arm.
Edit: Also had to adjust (tighten) the chain a bit afterwards... it was too loose after installing the links. I bumped the preload down to 2 (4 is standard) and I'm finding that to be pretty comfortable!

I'm at work where imgur doesn't load so I'll post up pictures when I'm at home.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 06:56:40 PM by ShowBizWolf »
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #392 on: August 29, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »
nicely done my friend.  ˇ ˇ ˇwe need more bike porn ! ! !
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #393 on: August 29, 2017, 06:57:15 PM »
Thanks yama!!!! :D :D :D Yes bike porn certainly is hawt :drool:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #394 on: August 29, 2017, 10:52:49 PM »
ShowBiz is my hero--I always enjoy what she has to say and the things she does to her bike.

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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #395 on: August 30, 2017, 01:12:59 AM »
You just made my week ajensen :kiss3: :embarrassed: !!! I'll try to never let ya down :-*
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #396 on: August 30, 2017, 10:06:36 AM »
back after hurricane harvey,...shazam looking good show! :star: :star: :star:
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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #397 on: September 03, 2017, 01:26:55 AM »
nicely done! the black looks really good
I am stunned how good and clean your bike looks :)

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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #398 on: September 03, 2017, 03:32:06 PM »
Thank you!!!

These are the only pics I have regarding the raising links. I do notice a slight difference while riding and I also can see the bike leaning a bit more while on the side stand but I like it. 25mm isn't all that much, but I wanted that clearance back between the stock inner fender and the Bandit hugger.


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Re: ShowBizWolf's '98 GS
« Reply #399 on: September 14, 2017, 03:33:54 AM »
I bought this jump pack recently... price was right at $21.99.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-20000mAh-Car-Jump-Starter-Pack-Booster-Charger-Battery-Power-Bank-US/232442381431?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=531739797811&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

It came in the mail technically yesterday but had to wait to try it out until I got home from work a couple hours ago. I switched the key to on so the lights would drain the battery to the point of needing a jump. When it would only click to try to turn over and the lights were very dim, I hooked up this pack. The bike started after 4 or 5 cranks (I haven't ridden in a while) and the LED indicators on the pack were still all lit up (the instructions say to make sure at least 3 of the 4 are lit when attempting to jump a battery.)

It fits perfectly under the seat along with the alligator clips wrapped in bubble wrap and in a ziploc bag. I have no idea if this thing is beefy enough to jump anything bigger than the Turtle Van (will have to test that sometime too!) but for the bike, it's perfect!

I sometimes come out from work to only get a few cranks off my battery and then it's dead. I have been thinking it's because of all the super short trips I make on my GS... it's only 2.4 miles from my house to my job... and I hardly ever go for an actual long ride :icon_sad:

Plus, my trickle charger is ancient... and I don't know if it's working properly. I think it's time to buy some new things.....  :icon_mrgreen:
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 03:39:14 AM by ShowBizWolf »
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