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post #1 of 19 Old 09-22-2005, 8:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Clutch noise - do I need to worry

Hi Guys can you offer some advice.

I have a feint tapping noise from the clutch on my 2001 RRY. I only notice this when its on idle when I first start it up but..... when you pull in the clutch lever it goes aways.

If anyone else has come across this i'd love to know.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

It's pretty normal. Ever CBR I've owned has had a noisy clutch.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

I used to have a 93 cbr6 and that sounded like a bag of spanners in a washing machine so I'd gotton used to a noisy gearbox and didn't notice it... and then my mechanic made me paranoid and said to keep an ear on it.

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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

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Hi Guys can you offer some advice.

I have a feint tapping noise from the clutch on my 2001 RRY. I only notice this when its on idle when I first start it up but..... when you pull in the clutch lever it goes aways.

If anyone else has come across this i'd love to know.
I have an 00 929rr and it is the same way light tap noise on idle in nuetral if i pull the clutch in or rev it up it goes away also it is not consistant either when it idles it comes and goes as it pleases normal 1-2 taps and then a few seconds later comes back. I am wondering if i should worry about it too? Probably nothin tho all bikes seem to have there own noises
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

My 2001 929 makes just a single tap noise when I first start it up - it sounded from elsewhere in the engine (starter motor not kicking out fully ?)...

But the clutch has always made a noise, especially when the bike is revved lightly from idle - it goes away if you hold the clutch lever in though...pretty common noise from what I've read in this Org.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

yeap definitly normal to hear like a little tapping sound. every bike i've owned has done it
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

May be cam chain? They always tick a bit.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

Yep...no need to worry about that clutch noise its normal...
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

My clutch plates make a rumbling noise when the engine is still cold and is idling.. goes away when clutch lever is pulled. My former CBR600F4 did the same thing, so I guess it's a cbr thing.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

I worried the first time I heard that noise in neutral on my 929 until I remembered that my old bike made the same sound. All is well in Bladetown.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

I had a VFR FV (97) before, and it did the same thing, but much more loudly...

Maybe we could have a word with Mr Honda, see if he could try and put an end to noisy clutches...
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

Every CBR I have ever been around has had the same clutch noise. I would be more worried if it was'nt noisey....................
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

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Hi Guys can you offer some advice.

I have a feint tapping noise from the clutch on my 2001 RRY. I only notice this when its on idle when I first start it up but..... when you pull in the clutch lever it goes aways.

If anyone else has come across this i'd love to know.
I had the same noise after a year plus with the 954. Apparently it was only the clutch cover. Changed the cover and it's gone completely ! Mine's noise didnt affect performance nor the clutch plates.
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

hmm, maybe stiffer clutch boss springs would help?
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Re: Clutch noise - do I need to worry

that sound comes from the clutch basket. every honda bike has that sound (goes off when u engage the clutch). nothing to worry cos it aint gonna hurt the engine or performance.
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