Trident mystery noise sorted?

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by A.Clews, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. A.Clews

    A.Clews Guest

    Some weeks ago I posted about a strange whining/shrieking noise emanating
    from the front of my Trident at speeds around 80mph or so and after some
    miles had been covered. The consensus of opinion seemed to be that it was
    likely coming from the speedometer drive on the front wheel (definitely not
    engine-related because the noise continued after shutting the throttle,
    declutching and allowing the bike to coast, and the noise stopped when the
    speed dropped below about 60). I haven't used the bike for several weeks
    because its MOT had expired (passed OK this weekend but with an advisory
    about a slight weep on a fork seal), so today was the first opportunity to
    try it out again, having squirted some spray grease into the speedo drive.
    Today on the ride to work the noise did not appear. Probably too early to
    say that it's sorted, but the signs seem good.
    A.Clews, Mar 22, 2011
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