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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2016, 7:44 am Thread Starter
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Rattling clutch

My recently acquired 2009 K1300s clutch rattles quite noisily when in neutral with the clutch engaged, that is hands off the lever. Is this normal? Also any advice on how to check the valve clearance as we are 30000miles and it has not been done? Similarly with changing the spark plugs? I guess this may be tricky procedures as not mentioned on the site as far as I can see! Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 2016, 3:18 pm
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My 2005 k1200r does too, intermittently on tick over, pull the clutch in and she sounds beautiful, clutch buckets apparently, harmless...I think. I'm in Bahnstormers on Saturday so I'll ask them.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2016, 10:29 am
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My rattling clutch has been diagnosed as the clutch baskets which will need replacing £400, but whilst it's stripped they are going to check clutch plates, if they need replacing a further £800. My bike is an 05 with 35k miles. Ouch!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 2016, 2:29 pm
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I wouldn't call it normal, but extremely common. It is the poorly designed clutch basket. It is not necessary to fix it, and is not at all cheap to fix. I just spent too much money fixing it on my bike.

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