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Title: gingle bells
Post by: snow on May 06, 2003, 07:14:42 PM
If i sake my steering wheel i hear near the trotell someting gigling like a christmis bell , can sombody tell me what the **** that is :)

Also is it normal that my front brakes are slightly touching the alluminium ring when i am not breaking ?
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: Jeff on May 07, 2003, 10:18:21 AM
If i sake my steering wheel i hear near the trotell someting gigling like a christmis bell , can sombody tell me what the **** that is :)

The key rattling in the ignition

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Also is it normal that my front brakes are slightly touching the alluminium ring when i am not breaking ?

Yes, this is normal...  However, the wheel should still freely spin.  It should not bind or be difficult to turn.
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: snow on May 07, 2003, 07:18:18 PM
Ok now i am getting worried. Its defenatly not the key :)
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: notmatter on May 08, 2003, 05:55:26 PM
I was riding my CBR600RR yesterday and today and I heard a rattling bell sound too (not the brake disc contacting with brakes). Man i'm worried  :(, if you find out let me know, if I find out I'll make a post too.
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: snow on May 08, 2003, 06:05:14 PM
Ok i will do that , i am glad i am not the only one.
I think its comming from insite the trotel it self some kind of lose (small aluminium plate withe a hole in the middel) dont know what the english word is we call it "rondel" in belgium :)
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: Ryanw on May 11, 2003, 12:28:54 AM
You guys should take the bikes in to your dealers. Use that warranty!
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: snow on May 16, 2003, 06:38:42 AM
I dit my dealer will fix it when i am comming for my first 1000km maintenace
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: Ryanw on May 16, 2003, 03:53:53 PM
Snow let us know what the diagnosis ends up being on that problem.
Title: Re:gingel bell
Post by: RRick on May 23, 2003, 12:23:18 PM
I tracked this sound down to the throttle side bar end plug.  The screw was tight, so without taking it apart (not recommended, right Jeff) I don't know what to do except live with it.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: snow on June 04, 2003, 08:00:06 PM
My dealer forgot to look at it but we know now what it is "see jeff's post", i desigded to life with it dont like silecone in my trotel :)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600RRpilot on June 05, 2003, 11:03:36 AM
my bikes doing it too.   ???
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: JQrr on June 05, 2003, 03:33:35 PM
i remember reading some post here... someone said that the sound was coming from the cam chain tensioner... this guy is supposed to be a mechanic at a dealer... other people seemed to agree with him... ???
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600RRpilot on June 05, 2003, 03:44:35 PM
no the cam chain tens. dosnt make this sort of noise.....this is coming from somwhere in the front end up top near the clip-ons
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: BlackOps on June 28, 2003, 01:53:59 AM
Can you even hear it if your on the highway? I will have to listen to mine also.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: marcmcm on June 28, 2003, 02:04:45 PM
I hear it too...guess I'm not crazy then.  It's definitly not the key.  I am going to do a little more investigation myself.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: islandRR on June 28, 2003, 06:16:42 PM
i had the same problem. it is the washer between the bar end and the clip-on inside the throttle. i bought some bar end sliders that just happen to be for a f4i ( they will fit perfectly ) and now the jingle has gone away with the stock metal bar ends. hope you find it useful.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: marcmcm on June 29, 2003, 05:41:14 PM
Hmmmmmm...I might have to try that myself.  The F4i Sliders fit just right then?
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: BlackOps on June 30, 2003, 01:35:38 AM
So you figured it out huh. I'll check mine to make sure. Thanks.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: boba on July 01, 2003, 04:01:24 PM
I have it too.  Definitely coming from the throttle-side bar ... come to a full stop, and tap the bar-end ... I hear a little jingle every time! :p
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600RRpilot on July 03, 2003, 01:06:37 PM
yea mine does it too....when your riding slide your hand over alittle onto the bar end and it will stop...if it dosnt, the gingle is in your head ;D.....the problem with replacement bar ends is that if they are not heavy or a dense material, you will get a lot more vibration. ;)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: hondatech on July 07, 2003, 10:44:33 PM
You guys are being paranoid. Just ride. It's a harmless little noise.  ;)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: EndlessR on October 24, 2003, 12:30:53 PM
When im riding, all i hear are girls screaming! ;)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: cpchillin on October 24, 2003, 02:39:04 PM
You sure those aren't your screams as you try to hold on?
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: EndlessR on October 24, 2003, 03:23:40 PM
You sure those aren't your screams as you try to hold on?

Quite possibly.  Might be the echoes inside my helmet.. ;)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: pUrExTc on December 23, 2003, 03:19:11 AM
Also is it normal that my front brakes are slightly touching the alluminium ring when i am not breaking ?

Maybe Jeff can answer this one for me, does it make a slight scraping sound?  I noticed it while pushing it while it was turned off, or while u're moving forward, but shut it off or held the clutch in/neutral while still moving forward.

I don't know if scraping is the best descriptive word I could use...but it sounds better than griding.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600DubRizzle on December 23, 2003, 10:22:40 AM
Does "rubbing" sound better?  Like Jeff said, it's normal, as long as the wheel is still moving freely.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: pUrExTc on December 23, 2003, 09:56:37 PM
yeah, i guess rubbing describes what i think it's doing...

but it sounds like scraping...but not a high pitched scrape...

i dunno, u get the point.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600DubRizzle on December 24, 2003, 09:22:53 AM
I know exactly what you mean.  Again, don't worry about it unless the wheel won't spin freely.  It's just the brake pads in contact with the rotors.  They have to be that close, otherwise your brakes would feel all mushy.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: pUrExTc on January 03, 2004, 04:13:47 AM
does it cause any brake wear (not that I really care, just out of curiosity).
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600DubRizzle on January 03, 2004, 08:10:56 AM
does it cause any brake wear (not that I really care, just out of curiosity).
Nope, because that would mean the brakes are gripping, which would make the wheel not spin freely.
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: laubin on January 05, 2004, 01:05:14 AM
dude get a mechanics stethiscope! like a doctors sort of..you 'll have to work out how you're gonna use it while you ride...
check the plate washer at the mirror mounts..if its loose it can make some queer noises too 8)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600DubRizzle on January 05, 2004, 09:33:06 AM
dude get a mechanics stethiscope! like a doctors sort of..you 'll have to work out how you're gonna use it while you ride...

Or if you're cheap like me, just use a screwdriver.  Yes, it does work. 8)
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: laubin on January 18, 2004, 03:50:46 AM
vacume tubing and a nail too...and you can jam that one in your ear while you ride
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: pUrExTc on March 11, 2004, 05:27:58 AM
ah, nostalgia!  i remember this post from when i first joined this forum!
Title: Re:gingle bells
Post by: 600DubRizzle on March 11, 2004, 06:24:40 PM
ah, nostalgia!  i remember this post from when i first joined this forum!

Your sole purpose on here is to breathe life into dead threads, isn't it?  ;)