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Offline AussieKiwi

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Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
on: December 04, 2012, 05:22:18 AM
Another issue I noticed today is a stronger than I would like rattle from the clutch when sitting in neutral (say at a set of lights). I know that clutches rattle when there is no load on them. In mine seems pretty damn loud and I can feel it through the whole bike.

If you pull the clutch in sligghtly, when in nuetral the rattle subsides.

Anyone else?
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Offline thetrecker

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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 02:45:12 PM
Should be no rattle at all AK, clutch immersed in oil so can't really rattle unless something is loose, sounds like a problem and should be checked out. The only clutch rattle on a bike should be an old Ducati where there is a dry clutch fitted and its normal
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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:29:35 PM
yes i too have noticed noise was on demo i test rode too have just put it down too gearbox rollover noise

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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 05:30:26 PM
*Originally Posted by AussieKiwi [+]
Another issue I noticed today is a stronger than I would like rattle from the clutch when sitting in neutral (say at a set of lights). I know that clutches rattle when there is no load on them. In mine seems pretty damn loud and I can feel it through the whole bike.

If you pull the clutch in sligghtly, when in nuetral the rattle subsides.

Anyone else?

Yep just clocked 5000 miles rattle is getting worse :019: will be dropping in a local Honda Dealer early in new year to get it checked out :187:

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Offline GS TRV

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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 09:26:57 PM
none on mine but ive only done 800 miles  :001:

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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 11:01:20 PM
Mine has 6k on it now and has a slight basket rattle but as both my Africa Twin and Varadero both have the same I just put it down to Honda.
It's nothing like a Ducati dry clutch, just a bit of a rattle which seems to be normal for a Honda.

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Re: Rattle from Clutch when Idling in Neutral
Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 01:18:56 PM
Mine's over 3,000 now and there's no rattle, but you can feel a very slight vibration through the bars which goes away in you pull the clutch in.
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