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Offline crawfordjohn

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Drive train
on: April 06, 2015, 03:27:37 PM
Just took delivery of a 2014 CT Highlander last week, 2,700 miles. Went for first run yesterday and heard noise from what I thought was the front of the engine which disappeared when the clutch was pulled in. Today put the bike on centre stand and put it into gear.....loud noise coming from the shaft drive but exact location unknown. Stops as soon as in neutral. Any ideas? No leaks from the casing.

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Offline CrossX

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Re: Drive train
Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 09:24:29 PM
Be very careful with this and get Honda have a Deep look into the problem.

One of my Friends in Spain started the same till the drive shaft broke completely in two halves when he was driving the bike.

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Offline crawfordjohn

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Re: Drive train
Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 10:15:05 PM
Thanks for your reply. The bike has been checked by my Honda dealership and they say it is fine. I'm having trouble reconciling myself with the driveshaft noise at low revs. I see someone has posted pictures of their broken driveshaft today. I do hope it's not an omen!.

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Offline Kawa

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Re: Drive train
Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 10:17:53 PM
Hello,

Be careful....with this noise, that your mechanical check it. Although my drive shaft has broked and I didn't hear any strange noise..... :151:

Best regards

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Re: Drive train
Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 09:38:46 AM
*Originally Posted by Kawa [+]
Hello,

Be careful....with this noise, that your mechanical check it. Although my drive shaft has broked and I didn't hear any strange noise..... :151:

Best regards
99.9% have not broken, so extremely reliable unlike that of tbe BMW GS whi h has had ma y issues with the transmission.

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Re: Drive train
Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 10:31:58 AM
*Originally Posted by SunAndSea [+]
99.9% have not broken

I tend to agree, though I've not seen any evidence/figures to support or deny.

The end of the shaft, where the UJ join looks as if it has seen some heat. It looks as if the UJ may have lacked lubrication causing it to overheat and fail.  I could understand if the joint fails and collapses, but there shouldn't be the signs of heat.

Just guessing though.

What damage was done to the swing arm internals when it broke ?

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Re: Drive train
Reply #6 on: April 15, 2015, 07:09:09 PM
are the bikes manual or DCT?

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Re: Drive train
Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 07:19:12 PM
Manual. After sifting through all the posts in this section it seems my "noise" is a pretty common problem. I'll give it a go but may sell. Costly mistake. Came of a 2012 ZZR1400 which was a minter to buy more comfort, but the 2014 CT and me may be incompatible. May try the new water cooled GS.

 



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