What do these sounds which my motorcycle makes mean mechanically?
Once I get a little speed going, or get the throttle open, the most noise in the bike seems to come from around the gear box. Exhaust-wise, this is a very quiet bike. Is the noise I hear most likely actually coming out of the gear box, or could it be coming out of the motor somewhere? It is somewhat of a whining noise, that of course increases in intensity and volume with the RPM.
The second noise I've noticed is something that sounds like a a couple keys jingling together. And no, the sound is not my keys jingling together. :-) It happens when the first mentioned noise seems to be at it's climax and then I drop off the throttle. I used to have a 50cc scooter, and I also used to hear this sound when I pushed that itty bitty motor too hard. However, I baby this old Honda, so I don't think its because I'm pushing the motor any harder than I should.. I hope.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this, I would really appreciate any advice at all. I'd really like to know what these sounds could be or what they could mean, and I would really, really like to hear any tips or tricks anyone might have to give the bike a little more top end. THANKS!