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Looking at a 1982 GL500I. Was getting ready to take for a test ride and there was a strange clicking noise while the bike was rolling out. We shut the bike down and rolled the back back and forth and still the strange noise. It sounds like a spring being plucked. We messed with the rear shock by adding air and checking the bottom bolts but still unable to locate the source of the noise. Again this noise was made with the bike on or off, forward and back. The guy took very good care of the bike and has changed shaft oil and said that he just rode the other day and there was no noise. Any idea? I plan on using the bike to commute 96 miles a day for work so need it to be reliable.
 

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It could be many things, but until we can isolate where this sound is coming from, it's hard to say. Maybe a speedo cable fray catching in the housing. Something that has hung down under a fender and is catching on the tire as it rolls. If it's got a drum rear brake, a return spring for the shoes has come dislodged. Just some for starters.
 

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Those are all good places to start. The reason we looked at the rear shock so much it because when the shock was loaded and you slowly stood up releasing tension it would make the noise. It sounds like a spring getting plucked.
 

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Those are all good places to start. The reason we looked at the rear shock so much it because when the shock was loaded and you slowly stood up releasing tension it would make the noise. It sounds like a spring getting plucked.
as i thought this morning,its the pro link.an overcomplicated set up for your rear suspension
 

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Real Funny! Mine started that yesterday!



We did the exact thing you did looking for it, you can kind of feel it in your butt.



Air up the shock, now my bike squeaks more too.



Bad part, that was when we noticed the clutch was having problems.



Maybe clutch slipping causing stress on the drive shaft????



Did you start yours? Go out, start and put in first and see if your losing your clutch.




Roger
 
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