Motorcycle Forum banner

2008 cbr1000rr whine

580 Views 11 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  hogcowboy
before it sounded this bad, my motor made a little whine at idle nothing bad or not normal but I went riding the other day and I noticed a lot more whine and something was definitely not okay. the whining got way louder and one of my mechanic friends says it sounds like a bearing. I checked my dipstick and there was not a drop of oil on it. The sound is coming from the bottom end more on the clutch side.
1 - 2 of 12 Posts
before it sounded this bad, my motor made a little whine at idle nothing bad or not normal but I went riding the other day and I noticed a lot more whine and something was definitely not okay. the whining got way louder and one of my mechanic friends says it sounds like a bearing. I checked my dipstick and there was not a drop of oil on it. The sound is coming from the bottom end more on the clutch side.
Did you fill the oil up?
Yeah honestly I think it was a coincidence that I checked the oil level when I heard the whine because I鈥檓 starting to think it鈥檚 the crankshaft whine recall. Having the exact same symptoms and I did start doing a lot of clutch ups before it started happening which makes the whine start
Quite a coincidence, you run a bike with very low oil, doing wheelies which will cause gravity to move what oil you have away from the pump pickup and starve the engine, while the engine is being asked to perform at a high power level and then it starts suddenly making bad noises.
Seems like a pretty decent argument for the low oil being the cause of engine damage which is causing the whine.
1 - 2 of 12 Posts
Top