Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West of Atlanta , Ga
Chudder can be tested by slightly loading the clutch lever under the circumstances where it shows up (1st gen 1000 was 3-4k rpm). If it goes away , then it is from the clutch basket. As for Idle hammer , mine too (2012) was sewing machine quiet till about 5,000 miles. Now I have the knocking sound at idle when hot , that goes away with the clutch pulled in. Wasn't happy at first , now I just smile inside and think of it in the same light the dry clutch Ducati guys must think of their motors at a stop sign. Once you view it as "character" , the feelings of disappointment go away.
Lord , if I have to look like a Power Ranger , can it at least be Amy Jo Johnson?