High pitched noise???

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    I have a high pitched noise coming from around the gas tank area. I think it might be a vent of some sort, but not sure. Anyone else have this, know what it is, have a fix?
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    Ok was able to narrow down the location of the noise it is near the back of the tank right before the seat, sounds like pump running with a height pitch squeal coming from it.
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    Your fuel filters need replaced.
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    I've been searching on the forum about this as well with no luck. Usually only hear it at around 50 mph and up. I figured it was wind going thrue somewhere by the fairing causing the whistling? I have a 2010 that I purchased used last August. I now assume that this must be a common problem. Hopefully someone has a solution!
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    I would hope the fuel filters on a brand new bike would not need replaced. Just had 500 mile service done.
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    I hear this too. Second ride of season after oil change and adding madstad. I thought maybe I hear different engine noise now that my ears aren't full of turbulent wind noise!
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    When you hear this noise if you pull in clutch does it go away?

    Could it be the belt and you hearing at low speeds but at 50mph you don't hear it.

    Belt could be miss aliened witch is very common with Vic's.

    It could be coming from front pulley.

    Put passenger on bike and have them listen four ears are better then two
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    No mine makes the noise all the time. As stated before if I put my ear on the rear of the tank the noise is right over the fuel pump area. Just started wearing my half helmet, so I assume its been making this noise since new.
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    Does it make noise when just idling or only when your moving.


    Get dealer to pull tank and see what they can find
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    If you hear it...open the gas cap. see if this helps. Maybe a pinched vent tube
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    Took the bike into the dealer, the tech heard the noise and said it was the fuel pump. He then took me over to another new bike, and low and behold it had the same noise, it didnt seem as notciable, but the bike also had and upgraded exhaust system on it. I would assume each bike will vary on how loud the noise is, and maybe if it is still annoying me, I will replace the unit at some point and time and hopefully get a quieter one.
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    Turn up the radio that will get rid of all the racket you hear. [​IMG]
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    Well, now that I've found my user name and password. I can post again.
    I actually have the same "problem". After I've done my oil change and pre-season maintenance and took the bike for the first ride, after about 100km, I started noticing a high pitch noise coming somewhere from what seams under the gas tan.
    I can hear at at idle, or with throttle up. The noise stays the same. I've tried to open a gas cap, nothing helps.
    I know, I know I can and should take it to a dealer, but since I live in Ottawa and the only Victory dealer I have is a wheel sport, consider that being useless. I've had no good experience with them at all on all 3 victories I've had.
    So any words of wisdom are highly appreciated.

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