Newbie owner.. Whats a BWS 100 meant to sound like under deceleration?

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by AndyBWS, Jan 27, 2024.

  1. AndyBWS

    AndyBWS New Member

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    I recently got myself a 2006 Yamaha BWS 100 with 13000km on the clock. I've owned 2 strokes before but never a scooter and I'm trying to learn about the new noises.
    My main question is what what is the bike supposed to sound like under deceleration? I understand deceleration on geared 2 strokes but how does it work with a cvt and how is it supposed to sound?

    The bike sounds great under acceleration and idle but when it comes to deceleration, especially from high speeds, there is quite a loud whining noise and sometimes a rattle. Is this normal?
     
  2. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    It could be the gearbox whining on over run and rattle could be rollers in variator. In the scooter world it's very old and I'd say quite rare now.
     
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  3. AndyBWS

    AndyBWS New Member

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    Awesome thank you. Is it necessary to inspect the gearbox if it whines?
     
  4. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    Just make sure gearbox has oil, ep 80/90.
     
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    AndyBWS New Member

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    Thanks a bunch.
    Last question for now. Any ideas on the best parts suppliers? I live in Cape Town and parts are still readily available from Yamaha although rather costly. Are aftermarket parts for these bikes viable? Are there any manufacturers I should look at or avoid?
     
  6. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    Genuine parts are always best, the 100cc is very rare here in the UK.
     

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