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02-23-2017, 09:49 AM,
#1
XVS 650 Clutch grinding noise on launch?
G'day from the west side of down under :-)
I just bought a 2006 XVS 650 (V-Star 650) which has been one of my dream LAMs bikes for years. (LAMS = Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme. i.e, we are limited when it comes to the capacity and hp/lb ratio for at least 12 months once we get a licence. 660cc is the biggest we can get and even then it has to be under 45hp-ish).
The bike has big k's (42000-ish or about 26 000 miles) but, from everything I can see, has been meticulously maintained. I'm extremely happy with the bike except for this one problem...
Occasionally, not every time, I get a truly horrible grinding sound when I take off from a dead stop. The noise only seems to happen as the clutch is released and it stops as soon as the clutch is fully released. The noise is loud enough that I'm sure passers-by can hear it. It sounds like it's from the bottom of the motor but, as I can't reproduce the sound unless I'm taking off, I can't be certain.
There doesn't appear to be any slippage from the clutch, I never get any sort of noise at any other speed or in any other gear but first and, if I'm crawling and I drop back into first there is no noise or any other symptom.
I'd appreciate any tips you all can give a new (but old, dammit!) rider.
Thanks
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02-23-2017, 04:08 PM,
#2
RE: XVS 650 Clutch grinding noise on launch?
(02-23-2017, 09:49 AM)Jazzhunt Wrote: G'day from the west side of down under :-)
I just bought a 2006 XVS 650 (V-Star 650) which has been one of my dream LAMs bikes for years. (LAMS = Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme. i.e, we are limited when it comes to the capacity and hp/lb ratio for at least 12 months once we get a licence. 660cc is the biggest we can get and even then it has to be under 45hp-ish).
The bike has big k's (42000-ish or about 26 000 miles) but, from everything I can see, has been meticulously maintained. I'm extremely happy with the bike except for this one problem...
Occasionally, not every time, I get a truly horrible grinding sound when I take off from a dead stop. The noise only seems to happen as the clutch is released and it stops as soon as the clutch is fully released. The noise is loud enough that I'm sure passers-by can hear it. It sounds like it's from the bottom of the motor but, as I can't reproduce the sound unless I'm taking off, I can't be certain.
There doesn't appear to be any slippage from the clutch, I never get any sort of noise at any other speed or in any other gear but first and, if I'm crawling and I drop back into first there is no noise or any other symptom.
I'd appreciate any tips you all can give a new (but old, dammit!) rider.
Thanks
pull the rear wheel and check the drive shaft coupler, it's under the cone piece that bolts to the rear drive housing, it's held by the 4 acorn nuts, the coupler joins the shaft to the rear end and need to be greased on occasion, the noise your hearing could be the splines in the coupler stripping out. the biggest load on the splines is when pulling from a dead stop especially an uphill start
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03-10-2017, 09:53 AM,
#3
RE: XVS 650 Clutch grinding noise on launch?
Thanks Pauli466.
My local shop pulled it all apart for me and found no damage. They greased it up and put it back together for me. No charge, which was nice.
The noise is still occurring from time to time (and generally when launching around flat corners, more than anything). I'll just have to keep listening and see if I can isolate the sound.
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03-10-2017, 09:41 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-10-2017, 09:43 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: XVS 650 Clutch grinding noise on launch?
(03-10-2017, 09:53 AM)Jazzhunt Wrote: Thanks Pauli466.
My local shop pulled it all apart for me and found no damage. They greased it up and put it back together for me. No charge, which was nice.
The noise is still occurring from time to time (and generally when launching around flat corners, more than anything). I'll just have to keep listening and see if I can isolate the sound.
my tires make a lot of noise when leaned over and digging in, i though it was my wheel bearing more than one time
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