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When just cruising at a constant speed, I think I can hear my chain. It doesnt sound bad or anything, it just sounds. Perhaps it's not lubed enough. I use motorcycle chain lube, specificaly made for motorcycles. Just a minor concirn.
 

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it's probably your valves making lots of noise. they do that. mine do. everyone elses do (unless your bike has recently had a valve adjustment)

you can hear your chain if you clutch up a wheelie, or if you romp on it (on/off/on/off/on..etc) you can hear it slapping around on the swingarm.
 

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You can gear your chain when you're cruising at a constant speed, if you know what it sounds like. It's a sort of whirring noise. You can hear it change in pitch if you increase or decrease speed.

I hear mine most between 45 and 60mph. You can hear it at other speeds too, it's just not as easy to hear.
 

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you will know more if its your chain if your pulling away pretty quick you will hear it take up the slack by slapping on the swingarm or you get sprocket slip.

Russ
 
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