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    Default Alternator whine?

    Shalom, 06 rsv sounds like an alternator whine coming from somewhere in front.
    Doesn't sound like it's coming from motor. Motor sounds healthy with a good base rumble.

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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    Probably not the alternator. Alternator is on the left side and is carried by the crankshaft and doesn't have its own bearings to whine.

    Check all the fasteners on the front of the engine, particularly those to the exhaust manifold.

    It could also be a stuck starter clutch. The starter will scream like mad if it spins at engine speed. I don't really know how to describe it, just know it when I hear it.
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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    So what you hear is with the bike stationary?

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    How long have you had the bike? These bikes are notorious for the clutch basket whine. The gear teeth on the clutch basket are not precisely cut enough to keep them from making noise. Almost all of the RSVs have the annoying clutch whine/chirp. It's not a problem, just annoying.
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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    are we talking this:

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    huh, so then that must be why the 2nd gen don't keep up with the 1st gens or 1.5s? Turbo Lag!

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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    Thanks for the post and vid. It is exactly that kind of whine.
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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    huh, so then that must be why the 2nd gen don't keep up with the 1st gens or 1.5s? Turbo Lag!
    Nah, the Gen 2s can't keep up with the Gen1s because Yamaha made them look like a Harley. So, they are just following tradition!
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    Default Re: Alternator whine?

    And they didn't come in faded blue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    And they didn't come in faded blue!
    So are you saying I can let my 07 set out in the sun to make it faster? I got it from Yammer Dan that faded blue is best.
    Faded Blue is the fastest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDawson View Post
    So are you saying I can let my 07 set out in the sun to make it faster? I got it from Yammer Dan that faded blue is best.

    Maybe? Thinking perhaps; if you wax it with a Teflon based friction reducing compound several times to achieve a greater than 2 micron buildup and; after a year in the sun, just maybe you might be able to get close enough to come within sight of one? On a clear day, at altitude, going down hill, on a straight flat, after eating a bag of carrots the night before?

    Honestly tho I didn't know they came in sexy blue

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    And; I knew there was a new member opening with Shalom but I couldn't remember who so, Shalom brother!

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