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Does the noise change or disappear when you pull in the clutch lever?
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Hi John J,

No, the clutch has not effect at all.

I have shot a video which does gives quite a good reproduction of the sound but at the moment I am struggling to find how to upload it!
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You may be worried that you have the infamous ADG noise, if so, here is a Youtube link to that noise for you to compare. The guy who posted this Youtube video is a well known Goldwing mechanic in the UK and has fixed several 1800's with that problem.

http://www.awingaway.co.uk/gl1800adgreplacement.html

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Hello John J,

No, I don't think it is that! Ugh that sounds awful...!

My noise is more a rumble not a nasty deep rattle like the A.D.G.
Also, I noted on the You Tube thread you pasted the author refers to the colour of engine dictates the models with issues.
Mine is grey so is the modified hydraulic version...apparently?

I am uploading a video now so as soon as I get that done I will post a link.

Thank You John J for trying to help me with this issue...

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Ok, here is a Dropbox link to a video clip which does allow you to hear the noise...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wcxaeeste..._1852.MOV?dl=0

The beginning of the clip is from the right side of the bike.
You will hear the startup then moving to the front. The more I move to the left side of the bike the more noticeable the rumble noise becomes.
You can hear it in the video but in reality it isnt as tinny and gritty. I think that is just the quality of the microphone on an iPhone...

From the left side where the noise is most apparent I leave it idling then bring the revs up a bit. Then I hold the revs at 2000rpm for a few seconds then back to idle and then switch off.

You will notice as the engine revs increase the sound starts to dissapear and is almost gone by 2000 rpm...

Could it be the alternator gear drive?
From the link John J sent the A.D.G. issue sounds far worse?

Thanks guys...
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Get a stethoscope, piece of dowel or even a long screwdriver. Place you ear against the handle and probe with the other end. Listen carefully and rate the intensity of the sound everywhere you probe. Be as analytical as you can be. As you get closer the volume will come up. If the volume goes down you are moving away from the issue. It certainly seems like it is in the area of the alternator but don't necessarily assume A.D.G. It is just as like the alternator itself or maybe even not in that area. Let the noise lead you to the issue. You should be able to get real close. I can tell the difference between a failed front or rear bearing of an alternator. Just be a good detective and you will find it.

I know it is very unlikely but is there any way something could have dropped in the alternator through the cooling slots? (Holes)

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Sounds just like mine, and my previous one. I describe it as sounding like a washing machine.

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Did anyone notice a slight kick back sound when he shut it off?


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I've seen this before. When you take the body panels with the logos and name plates off, the bike forgets it's a Honda and starts acting like a Harley.

It's not serious unless you leave the panels off for an extended period of time.
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If it was a 1500 I would say the carburetors need syncronizing. Sounds like slop in the primary chain, or cam chain. Maybe new spark plugs could help? Only 14K on bike though? I might check to be sure plug wires are on tight, no cracked insulation on plugs.
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