E50 Squeaking

Hello all,

The E50 suddenly has a disconcerting squeaking, video shows at idle. I tried ridding and it got exponentially louder. I have been doing some clutch work lately, so I removed the clutch to look for any visible rubbing and I do not see anything unusual. Is the sound a bearing failing?

- Video is with brake lever held, so the gears are stationary.

- Fluid is fresh and full (Royal Purple Type F)

Re: E50 Squeaking

You can pop off the flywheel cover and check to see if the coils are rubbing on the inside of the magneto anywhere, just to rule that out.

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I will do that, thanks!

Re: E50 Squeaking

To me it sounds like a head gasket failure ....try re-torquing the head bolts to 7 ft/lbs first...and check the 4 intake bolts too...

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Removed the flywheel cover and the problem was obvious. The nut had backed off and was rubbing on the inside of the cover. Using thread locker this time....

Thank you!

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If you have a flywheel puller now would be a good time to make sure the magneto is still set on the keyway and didn't back off, and to clean the points and cam lobe and regrease the felt

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