strange noise from engine


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strange noise from engine

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:05 am



'mornin everyone. i have a problem/question about my 86 1200. when i start the bike up it has a knocking sound that seems to be coming from the back of the motor, and when i pull the clutch handle in, the noise goes away, but as soon as i release the clutch handle, the noise comes back. this happens only when the motor is cold. im not sure what it is, but im assuming it has something to do with the clutch. anyone else here have or had this problem with their 1200? when i first heard it, i shut the bike off and checked the oil level and it showed full.

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Re: strange noise from engine

Postby twocams » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:08 am

Humm, im going to take a guess here. Could be your clutch release bearing ( throwout bearing) and other names. But usually they make a dry noise. Unless its pretty much come apart. just any educated guess.

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Re: strange noise from engine

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:16 pm

twocams wrote:Humm, im going to take a guess here. Could be your clutch release bearing ( throwout bearing) and other names. But usually they make a dry noise. Unless its pretty much come apart. just any educated guess.

twocaams


you know, you might be onto something about the release bearing because it only happens when i first start the bike up when its cold. i didn't even think about that being a probable cause. its possible the release bearing is wearing out. i might go ahead and open the clutch cover and check it and if it is the release bearing i can go ahead and order a new one.

stuart.


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