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Chain ‘whooshing’ noise while riding! please help!

Basically, when i bought the bike it made this weird chain whooshing noise. The faster i ride the faster the noise gets. Tightening and lubing the chain does not fix the problem. Ive made sure its not too tight or too lose. Any suggestions? Any suggestions? Ill supply a link with a video of what im talking about. I let the clutch out in 4th gear on a stand. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
https://youtu.be/NUpdcbbi6sE
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Basically, when i bought the bike it made this weird chain whooshing noise. The faster i ride the faster the noise gets. Tightening and lubing the chain does not fix the problem. Ive made sure its not too tight or too lose. Any suggestions? Any suggestions? Ill supply a link with a video of what im talking about. I let the clutch out in 4th gear on a stand. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
https://youtu.be/NUpdcbbi6sE

Personal Opinion To me the chain appears to be loose and his hitting guards near " primary gear ".


Could be wrong though and other opinions would be appreciated.

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Have you checked the chain and sprockets for wear?

It may also have a link that is damaged or the slack may change significantly due to uneven wear of the sprockets.
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Personal Opinion To me the chain appears to be loose and his hitting guards near " primary gear ".


Could be wrong though and other opinions would be appreciated.

Just got done reviewing the video again, a few times. And I still think the chain is way do loose and does appear to be slapping the top of the swing arm.


But I could be wrong


I thought that I was wrong one other time, but I was mistaken.
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Kind of looks like a seized chain link(s) with all the jerking going on. May be that the sprockets are misaligned?


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Starting to sound like more than one issue here.
Could be multiple problems, with chain, sprockets, alignment, tension, etc.

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Did it get fixed yet? I am having same problem after installing new chain its making this same sound and sprockets are not wore out yet, seems sound is from front sprocket
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Did it get fixed yet? I am having same problem after installing new chain its making this same sound and sprockets are not wore out yet, seems sound is from front sprocket
New chain on worn sprockets usually doesn't work well - even if the sprockets are not worn out. They are still worn, and don't make correct contact.
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New chain on worn sprockets usually doesn't work well - even if the sprockets are not worn out. They are still worn, and don't make correct contact.

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