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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 7:44 am Thread Starter
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Rattling Clutch

Hi,

3 weeks ago I did a 8 day, 2700 mile ride through the Alps (yes, I should make a trip report...), and among another small CB windshield problem (more on that later...), on the last day, returning home, when doing a stop to pull on some raingear, I noticed my clutch making a rattling noise when in neutral.

When revving up the noise increased, when engaging the clutch lever it disappeared, to come back when I released the lever.

The bike had run for at least 4 hours at higher speeds (in the 90-100 mph zone), so was really at 'operating' temperature.

This weekend, after a 150 mile ride I heard the same rattling, allthough it was not as pronounced as after the 4 hour highway ride. Average speed was also a lot less (twisties in the Ardennes).

I will mention it to my dealer at the 6000 miles maintenance, but do you guys already have any idea what this rattling could be? Problems ahead?

Rgds

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 8:03 am
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I can hear something when I let it idle in neutral, also feel it in the seat. That said, I could hear similar noises on my oilheads and most other bikes. I think most of it is coming from the transmission, not really the clutch and I'm not worrying about it.

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See if this thread is of any help - http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5945
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