Clutch noise?


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Charc
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Clutch noise?

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Hi everyone, anyone got an idea , on the 1500 of mine i just noticed today that with clutch out while idleing it kinda sounds like a faint throw out bearing growl in a pickup that quits soon as i pull the clutch? Is that a normal thing? Its def not loud but it is noticeable while setting idleing?


Charc
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Clutch noise?

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Hi all second or third time postin! Hope all are doin ok. , got a question, would u happen to know, on the 1500 of mine i just noticed today that with clutch out while idleing it kinda sounds like a faint throw out bearing growl in a pickup that quits soon as i pull the clutch? Is that a normal thing? Its def not loud but it is noticeable while setting idleing?
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What you likely are experiencing is common and the technical name for it is gear rollover.
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Re: Clutch noise?

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What you likely are experiencing is common and the technical name for it is gear rollover.
Local and need repair help with your 1500, Valkyrie or ST please click contact
Nothing leaves my shop till its' perfect
This is what I do
Charc
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Re: Clutch noise?

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Ok, thank u, i just noticed it and wanted to make sure. Can or should i put like lucas oil additive in it when i change the oil? Im A auto mechanic of over 35 yrs and use it in all my other motors including atvs? Wondering if itd be ok in goldwing? And thank u much for ur reply.
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That's a wet clutch. Adding anything to the motor oil that makes it more slippery could make the clutch slip.
I'm sure some more knowledgeable folks will chime in on this.
George in Jersey.
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Charc
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Ill play it safe and jist not. Lol thanks much. We should be headed to sturgis? Lol


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