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2001 yamaha r1 noise?

This is a discussion on 2001 yamaha r1 noise? within the R1 forums, part of the Yamaha category; when i rev upto 4000 it makes like a arrrrr noise just before im going to tap second and also ...


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Old 12-23-2008   #1
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Default 2001 yamaha r1 noise?

when i rev upto 4000 it makes like a arrrrr noise just before im going to tap second and also just before 3rd too.and then after cant really hear anything what could this be?what is a gear tooth missing? does that mean its not worth spending and fixing because costs etc... or is it common?
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Old 01-11-2009   #2
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A lot of people mistake this grinding noise with the transmission. It's most likely the alternator kicking in after a set RPM to charge your battery. In any case, motorcycle gearboxes are noisy! Unless it a loud chunking noise then you will be fine. (Loud chunk indicates a gear tooth missing!)
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