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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Whistle Sound

For my 2012 FLTRX, I added Rush true Dual header pipes and have Rinehardt 4" slip ons, High Flow Air Intake, and Screamin' Eagle race tuner (tuned by Black Wolfe HD in Bristol, VA). Definitely a noticeable increase in power. The one thing I don't like is that when I cross a bridge with solid sides and happen to be accelerating pretty hard, we can hear a whistle sound that seems to be coming from the breather. Is there anything that can be done to git rid of this short of a different intake?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:06 AM
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i have the heavy breather on my bike and i have never heard a whistle sound out of it. I hear the usual "sucking" soud and it pulses with the exhaust, but a whistle? Not familiar with that. Maybe it was not installed correctly or maybe its got a leak or something but a whistle definitely doesnt sound normal. not to me at least.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 AM
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I am starting to hear the same thing on mine. All stock btw.

Used to happen a lot on my Road King. Never figured out why. Damn noise gets annoying. It's more of a chirp.
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I'm getting an odd whistling sound on my Stage 1, but at an idle. I really notice it as I pull back into my garage. Might be a different symptom than what you're referring to, I don't notice it while riding, but it could just be the exhaust drowning the sound out.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:35 PM
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Cool I know, I know!

I know how to make it stop.
You have a couple of options;
1) Turn the stereo up so you can't hear it.
2) wear ear plugs so you can't hear anything.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

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My F250 SD does that. Maybe tell folks your RG is turbocharged.

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dammit I hate to do this .. but im gonna join in.....


Stop crossing bridges with solid sides .....

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:40 AM
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Sounds like a leak around the flange of the air cleaner. Rain sock can also make the intake make funny noises.


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Yes, It is more of a chirping sound. I'm going to check the exhaust manifolds for a possible leak.

2012 FLTRX, Rush True Duals, Rinehardt 4" Mufflers, Screamin' Eagle Race Tuner, High Flow Air Intake, K&N Breather, 14" Windvest. Oh, and a new front wheel.
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