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Offline pgf

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"the whine"
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:09:49 AM »
I came across this in a review of the Tigers (one of which is on my short list for next bike):  "It revs easily with the same high-pitched whine found on other Hinckley triples."   i don't recall any such whine from my 2000 Sprint RS, but i didn't own it that long (and it was a (surprisingly) long time ago).  but searching on the forum convinces me that "the whine" is real, and people either love it or hate it.

what i want to know is:  what causes it??   i've found both "something about the airbox" and "straight cut gears" as the answer.  they can't both be right.  :-)

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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 07:26:36 AM »
The primary drive (gear on the clutch basket) is an anti-backlash gear - i.e it has springs fitted to it to reduce drivetrain lash. This increases the gear noise and creates the whine. It does also have straight-cut teeth, but then a lot of bikes use straight-cut primary drives and don't have the whine. Definitely nothing airbox related!

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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 07:29:10 AM »
I love it....

My VFR had it from the gear driven cams....

It's the sound of class...

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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 07:34:04 AM »
I was told its the air box.  You can always hear a Triumph coming.  Ive had a 675, Speed Triple and now Im on a Tiger and they all make the buzzy whining sound.
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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 08:32:32 AM »
Was a bit of Oh that's loud on the demo street 675 I tried. But on my 675 Daytona I've got used to it now.
The Tiger I tested seamed less noisy than both 675 's..

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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 10:50:57 AM »
Today I was caging to work and while standing in traffic jam heard familiar Triumph whine. It was Sprint ST 1050 and not Tiger.
Same whine or even more of it.
I heard it on Daytona, on STR and on SpeedTripple in the past too..

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Re: "the whine"
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 01:30:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dave800 [+]
The primary drive (gear on the clutch basket) is an anti-backlash gear - i.e it has springs fitted to it to reduce drivetrain lash. This increases the gear noise and creates the whine. It does also have straight-cut teeth, but then a lot of bikes use straight-cut primary drives and don't have the whine. Definitely nothing airbox related!

thanks!

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"the whine"
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 02:43:08 PM »
Whether it s the gears or the airbox I don't care:

I love the whistle: if Triumph got rid of it I would be awfully upset:
Almost as upset as if I could never eat marmite again!
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