GL1200A engine knock

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GL1200A engine knock

Post by Gravity1073 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:58 pm

hey i have this knock..sounds like rod knock when sitting in neutral, i pull the clutch in and it goes away. any suggestions?

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Re: GL1200A engine knock

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:56 pm

I'd be looking at the breakdown around the clutch.Someone may not have secured the nut with the retainer and it's backed out letting the basket rattle.
Get a stethoscope to closer locate the noise.

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