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post #1 of 24 Old 05-07-2016, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Vstrom 1000 Noise ????

I know there a few threads on noises but none that relate . Just wondering if any has the same noise or do I get my but to the dealer so they can listen .

Idling and up to 3000 rpm there is a significant grinding / growling noise .I also can feel a vibration in the handle bars(slight) . If I pull the clutch in the bike sounds and feels normal again . I know this noise has not been there in the past . It is not a knocking noise of any kind .It may be happening over 3000rpm but I cant feel/hear it because of the engine and exhaust noise . Also engine temp has no effect on it , it is the same hot/cold.

Also there is ticking noise at idle ...almost sounds like a bad spark plug wire that is jumping to ground .....zap-ing noise. The noise does NOT have a rhythm to it , it is sporadic

The bike has 966 km on it , was going to do the first oil change at 1000 km .There is no drivability issues what so ever .

Any feedback would be great

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At your km's it is unlikely the clutch basket, but it is possible. Two other things come to mind. One is something in the transmission that is noisy, pulling in the clutch will reduce this as well. Second is the reverse thread nut on the right side of the crankshaft has worked loose. This holds down the gear that runs the clutch basket. Used to be a common problem on SV 1000's and I have heard of a few DL 1000's as well.

Third thing is that you might just be getting used to the bike and just now hearing/feeling stuff that you overlooked earlier! My advice is to run it like you would anyway and if it gets worse, take it to the dealer. That is what a warranty is for!

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At your km's it is unlikely the clutch basket, but it is possible. Two other things come to mind. One is something in the transmission that is noisy, pulling in the clutch will reduce this as well. Second is the reverse thread nut on the right side of the crankshaft has worked loose. This holds down the gear that runs the clutch basket. Used to be a common problem on SV 1000's and I have heard of a few DL 1000's as well.

Third thing is that you might just be getting used to the bike and just now hearing/feeling stuff that you overlooked earlier! My advice is to run it like you would anyway and if it gets worse, take it to the dealer. That is what a warranty is for!
That's what my wife said to do .......drive it till it craters . Would rather have a minor repair done right now rather than a major one .

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I had a metallic vibration sound this weekend and found that one of my fog lights had come loose.
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I realize how obvious this is going to sound, but believe me, a poorly maintained chain will create noises that sound as though the crank shaft is about to disintegrate. The pegs will vibrate, and your riding buddies will try to ride in front of you so they don't have to hear the clacka-clacka-clacka from your drivetrain.

Warm up your chain, get the bike up on a jack, or its center stand - use a quality chain cleaner - then use a quality chain lube. I prefer a chain wax for on-road, and Dupont Teflon Chain Saver for gravel/dirt riding.

The resulting silence will be deafening ;-)

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I cant tell you how true this above statement is, I actually thought a motor had to be replaced due to crankshaft bearing noise, when it was the chain causing the issues, despite being lubed there were a couple spots of compromised links that cause a very strange vibration through the bike.
New chain, and the issue went away....really surprised me.

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guys, the op said the bike only had 966 km on it. No amount of abuse or neglect would do that to a chain in that time period.

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guys, the op said the bike only had 966 km on it. No amount of abuse or neglect would do that to a chain in that time period.
In all likely-hood you are correct, but there is always the extenuating circumstance of a faulty chain or whatnot. And it is a very easy thing to check and rule out in a matter of minutes.

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If it is easily repeatable, take it to dealer, this is why we have warranty. They may tell you to just ride it, but maybe they will go Hmm too and dig into it.
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I can't know how loud the sounds you describe are, but mine has a "growling or grinding" sound sitting still in neutral with the clutch engaged, pull it in and the sound goes away. It is obvious, but not something I would think the bike is falling apart. I think this is a normal thing for these bikes - I assume it's just the gears turning and meshing. I do know that the sounds on mine have changed over the break-in period - engine, transmission, exhaust, etc. My vote is to let the dealer have a listen. Of course, the stock reply is "they all do that". lol. Better would be to find someone in your area with the same bike and compare.

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