Squeal/high pitch whine
So while riding through a rough trail with my 08 sportsman 800 for about 15 miles,with 1 mile left to go,the bike starts making this really high pitch gear whine sound. It didn't appear to be loosing power or anything and it would stop once i came to a stop.It didn't matter whether the bike was on 2x4 or 4x4.
Fortunately,I was able to drive back to my truck with no other issues.Once i get home after checking all fluids I test drive it ,the noise is no longer there constantly but there intermittently and when the noise is present if I let go of the gas and and quickly hit it again ,the noise goes away. It only does it in high gear and it won't do it while in park or neutral even if i give it some gas.
Now I can't seem to pinpoint where the noise is coming from ,not sure if it is a wheel bearing,transmission bearing problem or cv. When the wheel bearing or cv go,do you get a high pitch whine noise? Any ideas?Thanks.
Last edited by Indypo; 07-31-2011 at 07:17 AM.