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post #1 of 15 Old 06-03-2019, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Rattle... again

Hi All,

looking at possibly purchasing a '18 XT. I noticed that the clutch makes a bit of a different noise when the clutch level is pulled in versus out. Nothing outrageous, but it is noticeable.

I'm asking because I'm wondering if I should put a condition of sale on the unit if this is an issue?

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What makes you sure it is the clutch?

When you pull in the clutch lever that slows/stops all the gears, shafts, bearings that are turning in the transmission. These can make a good bit of noise. The clutch basket is always turning if the engine is running, however the inner hub components will slow/stop when you pull in the lever. Even in a bike with all new clutch components, it will ALWAYS be quieter when you pull in the clutch lever.

Then there is idle hammer, which can go away or lessen when you pull in the lever too.
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pretty sure its normal, mine does it. I think a lot of my bikes have done it.
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Yep, appears normal. Spoke with the service manager and she stated they all do that and that if I thought the DL1000 was bad I should listen to the Ducati's :P

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What makes you sure it is the clutch?

When you pull in the clutch lever that slows/stops all the gears, shafts, bearings that are turning in the transmission. These can make a good bit of noise. The clutch basket is always turning if the engine is running, however the inner hub components will slow/stop when you pull in the lever. Even in a bike with all new clutch components, it will ALWAYS be quieter when you pull in the clutch lever.

Then there is idle hammer, which can go away or lessen when you pull in the lever too.
Is idle hammer something that needs to be addressed, or just tolerated?

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tolerated, realshelby has addressed that many times in convincing fashion. I dont even notice it anymore, maybe every now and then in very hot weather
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All my bikes do that, I just turn up the music a lil bit and ride on!!!!!

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My Strom, Triumph and GS all did it.

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Is idle hammer something that needs to be addressed, or just tolerated?
Terry is the clutch basket & idle hammer guru, give him a call or email.....he can explain it all. Link below to give you peace of mind as well......looking to join the "noisy" 1000 dark side huh?

https://www.werksparts.com/idle-hammer-tamer.html
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Terry is the clutch basket & idle hammer guru, give him a call or email.....he can explain it all. Link below to give you peace of mind as well......looking to join the "noisy" 1000 dark side huh?

https://www.werksparts.com/idle-hammer-tamer.html
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