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Hi guys,

I've searched for some previous posts on this topic but they appear to be around installing new bits on the bike.

Over the last week, I have begun to hear the "ticking" of the spark plugs which is most worse at around 2000 revs.

Today I also heard the alternator whine which seemed to only "kick in " as I turned sharp right.

I have the bike for about 3 years now - its a GL1800 US spec and I fitted a CB and Kennedy Cellset Bluetooth interface soon after I got it. I've always heard the "click" of the indicators but I found that very useful!

The "ticking" and sometimes whine has only appeared in the last two weeks.

(And I should add this is only in the headset)

Is there any supressors or grounding cable that might be coming loose that I should check?

Rgds,
Eoin
 

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Wasn't there a suppressor kit available that solvedthis? I remember it being discussed before.
 

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FitzAl wrote:
Wasn't there a suppressor kit available that solvedthis? I remember it being discussed before.
But the problem is this has just started happening in the last two weeks - for 3 years its been fine!

I was wondering if maybe a grounding cable had come loose, or a supressor had broken (can they do that??)
 

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There are 2 grounds to check, either can cause this problem. On is behind the R/S cover, by the reverse cables, and the other is under the gas tank. If it's time for an air filter, then go the extra distance and pull the tank.....good time to check all the hose clamps, as well as the ground.
 

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eoin wrote:
FitzAl wrote:
Wasn't there a suppressor kit available that solvedthis? I remember it being discussed before.
But the problem is this has just started happening in the last two weeks - for 3 years its been fine!

I was wondering if maybe a grounding cable had come loose, or a supressor had broken (can they do that??)
Just an update - my radio antenna is loose - When I lay it flat it points out at 45 degrees to the right so I have to unscrew it slightly to get it under the cover.

If I dont screw it back tight its when I get the buzzing noise! ... so does anyone know how to "realign" the antenna so that when it lays flat its parallel to the bike rather than pointing out at 45 degrees?

I may also have aproblem with my headset cords, so I may get new ones anyway!
 

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eoin wrote:
eoin wrote:
FitzAl wrote:
Wasn't there a suppressor kit available that solvedthis? I remember it being discussed before.
But the problem is this has just started happening in the last two weeks - for 3 years its been fine!

I was wondering if maybe a grounding cable had come loose, or a supressor had broken (can they do that??)
Just an update - my radio antenna is loose - When I lay it flat it points out at 45 degrees to the right so I have to unscrew it slightly to get it under the cover.

If I dont screw it back tight its when I get the buzzing noise! ... so does anyone know how to "realign" the antenna so that when it lays flat its parallel to the bike rather than pointing out at 45 degrees?

I may also have aproblem with my headset cords, so I may get new ones anyway!
It was definitely the loose radio antenna. Went over to the British Treffen making sure the antenna was screwed tight and no sign of buzzing at all!!
 
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