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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Jet Engine like sound coming from tank?

Just got my R300 about a month ago. Two weeks after riding, the engine would cut off every now and again while im driving to and from work. Along with that, the speedometer would jump numbers around like crazy. I figured it may be a loose battery terminal and tightening the terminals seemed to have fixed it. Now im hearing a strange "jet engine" like sound coming from the tank when i turn the bike on. This sound wasnt there before i tightened the terminals. Kinda of like a whirring sound. Im just wondering if this is normal for the bike? I have a day off in two weeks and ill be taking my bike to the dealer.

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Does the sound go away after a while?

Next time you're by the bike, turn the key on (don't start it). The "whirring" sound should go away in a second, that's your que to start the bike afterwards.
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The fuel pump will make noise for 2-3 seconds after you turn the key on, which is normal.
by your "jet engine " description, does that mean its very loud? or you just meant the sound itself was similar..
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Some have found there is an odd noise if they overfill the fuel tank. Do you fill up beyond the plate with the bowser hole in it?

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Thanks for replying guys.

@dollarbill the "whirring" sound it makes when i turn the key to on is different from the one "jet engine" like sound. The jet engine is low pitched and stays there until all throughout the ride until i park and turn off the bike.

@Odin the sound itself is similar. It comes on after i start the bike and it's coming from the tank. It wasnt there before (before i tightened the battery terminal).

do you guys hear this on your rebels?
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@Fletch ive overfilled it that way once and have noticed that the sound was more audible when the tank was full...
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 09:31 PM
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Have you checked the fuel lines? Or maybe it's the actual gas tank latch/vent. A jet engine sound to me would mean there's airflow coming from somewhere. Does it sound like this guys Kawasaki?:
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Can I have a guess? Shooting in the dark, but here goes...

Is the noise perhaps the radiator fan? Have a look at the coolant level and check it's where it should be.

Good luck and I hope you get to the bottom of the mystery soon.
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I don't hear anything with a TBR exhaust and earplugs, should I?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Holypotatoes! yes exactly like that? is that an issue? Would you guys suggest i hold off riding my bike until i get to the dealer?
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