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When i start to accelerate, i hear this sort of "grinding" noise coming from the left hand side it sounds like, right around 5-10 mph.

Any ideas what it could be? I have absolutely no mechanical skills whatsoever.
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Lizard Brain
2007 GTS 250, "Vorga"
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yep, this checks out
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sounds like my scooter and i are a good match then!
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Lizard Brain
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Carry on, then. Nothing to see here!!
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thank you kindly!

however, the "
Important!: Please read this post regarding the use of Brakleen:" link is broken
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bugvomit wrote:
thank you kindly!

however, the "
Important!: Please read this post regarding the use of Brakleen:" link is broken
Sigh. Another site that hasn't future-proofed itself.

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jimc wrote:
Yup. What Jim said.

If this is your first GT - (or MV for that matter) - please do not be spooked by the sound made when applying the brakes - that is the wind flowing through the rotors.

These articles in the wiki posted here are always helpful to the infrequent or new owner!

- FAQ: Why does my GTS groan/moan/moo or fart when off?
- FAQ: Why do my front brakes make a whirring / cricket sound?
- FAQ: Why does the engine sound different with the brakes on?
- FAQ: Shudder, graunching noise on take-off? Sealion?
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bump.

can someone help me with the brakleen? d; the link is broken on the FAQ
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bugvomit wrote:
bump.

can someone help me with the brakleen? d; the link is broken on the FAQ

http://www.brewracingframes.com/safety-alert-brake-cleaner--phosgene-gas.html
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znomit wrote:
bugvomit wrote:
bump.

can someone help me with the brakleen? d; the link is broken on the FAQ

http://www.brewracingframes.com/safety-alert-brake-cleaner--phosgene-gas.html
should i wear a mask to be safe then?

also, what do i do with the brakleen? just take the chrome part off and spray a little in that compartment??
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Really, really, don't bother with blowing it out or using Brakleen (evil stuff).

Just take off the transmission case (it only takes a few minutes, and you can make a clutch holding tool from a U-bolt) and give the clutch bell and clutch pads a good seeing-to with a kitchen scourer - Scotch-Brite or whatever.
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