Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
Tried the preload the shifter, shafting at 4000 rpm or higher, hold clutch in 4 seconds before selecting first. 60+% of the time noisy. Had the noise as you start off in first from the "Clutch", Took the bike in for the squeal - shutter - jutter at take off.
They replaced throw out bearing/clutch slave cylinder piston (single part), you could feel the roughness of the bearing in the old part. (They did the air box and software, and EWS antenna and an oil change at the same time)
Shifts are now very quiet, still need to preload the lever - just start pull in the clutch, hardly reduce throttle. Shift into first is quiet (with the 4 second delay).
Basically I don't have to think about shifting anymore.
Was it as simple as changing the clutch piston/throw out bearing, I think so, its 1200 mile and still quiet.
I ride three different bikes, seldom ride the same one more than two days in a row.
It nice to have all of them shifting quietly.
'07 K1200GT Crystal Gray Metalic
'00 Ducati 900 Monster