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post #1 of 5 Old 03-30-2016, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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FZ1 Clutch noise when in neutral?

I'm assuming this is a normal sound, but when my bike is warm is in neutral and the clutch is engaged (lever out), it makes a slight grinding noise, and when its disengaged (lever pulled in) the sound goes away. should I be worried?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-30-2016, 02:22 AM
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I'm assuming this is a normal sound, but when my bike is warm is in neutral and the clutch is engaged (lever out), it makes a slight grinding noise, and when its disengaged (lever pulled in) the sound goes away. should I be worried?
How many miles on it?Try adjusting the clutch cable first.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-30-2016, 08:37 AM
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What you describe is very common. When in neutral roughly half the straight cut gears are turning, and the backlash necessary for operation will make noise as they turn. The noise continues when riding but is so small you can't hear it.

Bottom line: it is not a concern.

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Or the clutch bolts have backed out and rubbing the cover...

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Or the clutch bolts have backed out and rubbing the cover...
Ha! I had that happen before to one of my old GSXRs

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