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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Topic started by: John Michiels on May 20, 2018, 07:18:51 pm

Title: Strange startup sound
Post by: John Michiels on May 20, 2018, 07:18:51 pm
Hello All,
I just bought a 2009 Connie and it sounds strange for the 1st two seconds after I release the starter switch.
It has a funny vibration sound that seems to be a fairing panel resonating. Is that common to any other bikes here?
Is it possibly a starter solenoid or starter problem that may be eminent?
Title: Re: Strange startup sound
Post by: gPink on May 21, 2018, 05:32:08 am
Likely the cam chain rattle. Normal as long as it goes away within a couple of seconds.
Title: Re: Strange startup sound
Post by: VirginiaJim on May 24, 2018, 04:31:15 am
+1.
Title: Re: Strange startup sound
Post by: fartymarty on May 24, 2018, 12:23:17 pm
Yes as they've said it is normal and usually goes away in a few seconds. Sometimes after I do an oil change it returns a few seconds later and then  leaves again until the bike sits for a couple of days without being started. When I go on a trip where there is daily riding, I usually only hear it on the first day of the trip.