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weird vibration when in Neutral with clutch out

Old 11-30-2009, 08:50 PM
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Default weird vibration when in Neutral with clutch out

So I havent been able to ride for the past 2 months due to work, and my stupid self breaking off my mirror. I got the bike out for a spin today. She is a 2002 F4I, pretty much stock with the exception of exhaust and a sprocket set.

Sitting at a stop, I shift to neutral and let out the clutch. I feel a vibration in the clutch lever, it disipears when I pull in on the clutch. I totaly forgot to find out if it varied with engine RPM, My bad. Also you can kind of hear a dull hollow noise that corrolates to the vibration.
Any ideas? This is my first bike, so I dont know alot. I am however a real motorhead and do alot of wreanching.

Old 11-30-2009, 10:21 PM
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Thats normal... it is simply the parts of the clutch moving. When you pull in the lever those parts stop moving so that the clutch will engage properly and when you let the lever out they start spinning again. Again, normal.
Old 11-30-2009, 11:37 PM
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Ok thanks, I guess im just paranoid. Seems lately everything keeps breaking, just wanted to check it out.
Old 12-01-2009, 12:00 AM
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Sorry to thread jack, but what do you mean everything keeps breaking? I'm a couple months off from buying an F4i and most have told me these things are supposed to be "tanks" that don't break.
Old 12-01-2009, 01:12 AM
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No, the F4I is a beast! The only thing on her that has broken was a mirror due to my stupidity trying to squeeze her into my garage. the "Everything" I mention is my Subaru has developed a strange grinding noise. My old VW is just mess with more gremlins then gremlins 2. Ive always been cursed. I once owned a 1974 porsche 914 I drove for a total of 20 minutes, till I decided to adjust the timing, and Blew a huge hole in the #2 piston.

Fortunatly the CBR has not let me down yet and with almost 18K on the odometer, I feel she is the most reliable vehicle I own, luckly the weather here is good enough I can ride year-round!
Old 12-02-2009, 09:31 AM
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When I let my clutch out at redlights or just idling, there is no vibration what-so-ever. You can definatly hear the clutch assembly spinning but no vibrations. I would check into the vibrations if they are that distracting.
Old 12-02-2009, 11:26 AM
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My bike does the same thing... From the couple people I've spoken to that have F4is, theirs does the same as well.
Old 12-02-2009, 02:07 PM
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Completely normal.
Old 12-02-2009, 03:13 PM
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Normal operation...i get it on my '01 as well
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