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Maybe I'm being paranoid.. but does anybody else hear the slightest whining sound (think supercharger) under acceleration? its more apparent during higher speeds and for all gears. The engine noise almost drowns it out but if I listen carefully its there. Is this normal???

o yeah.. the bike is a 02 954. Any help is much much appreciated!!!
 

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I don't know about much about the 954, but Honda likes using cam gears instead of chains. Lower maintenance, and a nice supercharger-like sound.

My old RC51 with the stock exhaust sounded like I had a huge blower hiding under the plastic. Even with aftermarket pipes on, I got asked from time to time about that noise.
 

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I used to hear a whining sound every time i started my bike up.

Turns out it was just the missus..... :rotfl:
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I don't know about much about the 954, but Honda likes using cam gears instead of chains. Lower maintenance, and a nice supercharger-like sound.

My old RC51 with the stock exhaust sounded like I had a huge blower hiding under the plastic. Even with aftermarket pipes on, I got asked from time to time about that noise.
I believe the 954 uses cam chains?

One more thing, I can only hear it when the bike has been warmed up. Can it be the transmission?
 

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sounds like the drive chain could be whining i have the same prob with my 929, if you accelarate up to about 70mph and pull the clutch in if u can hear the noise better and it slows down as the bike slows down. i find that the noise on mine gets louder after ive lubricated the chain which is weird then quiterns down after about 50mile
 

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i'll give the chain a good cleaning and lubing when the weather clears. if it helps i'll let you know.

i checked out a few dynos on youtube and the bikes were making a similar sound leading me to believe its probably normal.. i'll look into it more if the sound gets any louder but for now i'll just enjoy my bike. thanks for the replies!!
 

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Maybe I'm being paranoid.. but does anybody else hear the slightest whining sound (think supercharger) under acceleration? its more apparent during higher speeds and for all gears. The engine noise almost drowns it out but if I listen carefully its there. Is this normal???

o yeah.. the bike is a 02 954. Any help is much much appreciated!!!
Is your wife on the back?

Mu MV does it in 2nd gear. As others said its juat wear.
 

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Probably gears sorry to say; (some) 954 models had issues with 2nd iirc too iirc. If you've ever heard an 1970's Austin Mini and it sound like that then its gears! You can try the chain - get some paraffin or similar and clean it really well, let it dry and then lube it. I'd never cleaned a chain until recently and amazed how much smoother the chain ran afterwards!!
 
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