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I have a 02 1800 Goldwing, a 98 Valkyrie and a 95 1500 Goldwing. My 1800 seems to make a lot more intake noise than my other bikes. Is it just my imagination or has anyone else noticed this when going from the 1500’s to the 1800’s
 

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Yes a lot of people have mentioned the same thing. Most of us hear
the injectors, some louder than others.
 

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There's a lot of difference between the 1800 engine and the GL1500 engine. The 1800 has several noises the 1500 don't. They've been attributed to alternator whine, timing chain vs. timing belt of the 1500, different valves and lifters, injectors. I've gotten use to the different noises and don't even notice them anymore.
 
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