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Old 06-13-2015, 11:45 AM
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Default Clutch or tranny whine?

Recently got my bike back together after a year and a half of sitting. I've put about 600 miles on it since and it seems as if my clutch assembly or something in the tranny is whining louder than normal. I at first thought my manual cam chain tensioner was too tight but after re-adjusting it, that doesn't seem to be the issue. Here's a video of the sound I'm talking about, it's very clear in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFzOLgf41Qk

It's extremely noticeable when I'm riding and slowing down in any gear between 4500 and 3000 rpms. The bike has 22,500 miles on it.
 

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Old 06-15-2015, 08:37 AM
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Nothin? I guess I won't worry about it until it gets louder.
 
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:55 AM
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Is the clutch behaving normally? I don't hear anything obvious in your video.
 
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is it hard to kick into a gear? i didn't hear anything out of the ordinary what else feels weird?
 
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:40 PM
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No, the clutch works fine other than what I perceive to be a louder noise. I just wanted a second opinion. It shifts fine up and down.
 
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:46 PM
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Hmmm...

The clutch does break-in, it might quiet down a bit. Don't wait too long to change the oil, as the friction plates can contaminate it.

But, if its functioning correctly, feels good, and isn't too grabby, or doesn't slip - I think you're fine.

Maybe take it apart in a few hundred miles and see what the steel plates look like. You can check for hot spots and whatnot.
 
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:57 PM
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The clutch is original I didn't swap that out. The bike sat for personal reasons and some maintenance tasks I kept putting off but they were suspension related. I guess I'll keep riding it. After starting my dads 919F the other day my bike doesn't whine much louder. But it's really how it sounds between 4500-3000 on decel that caught my attention. Maybe I'll change the oil here soon, I changed it before I started riding it again but after sitting for so long I can see how the new oil could've picked up some extra contaminates.
 
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:24 AM
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Have the valves been adjusted at all? When was the last time you did the oil? Honestly it sounds like a Honda to me. If the bike sat for that long and you haven't done the oil you should. If it's the original clutch it wouldn't hurt to see if you have any hot spots but really unless it's doing something wrong just keep up with maintenance and it will treat you right.
 
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