Clunking noise at take off and low revs - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 Old 08-24-2018, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
gopi.sandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 62
Clunking noise at take off and low revs

Hi folks,

I started noticing a clunking noise when going from stop and when accelerating from low revs. It's a 05 dl1000 with 64k.

I checked to see if anything was loose but alls good. The noise seems towards front and probably the left side. I've heard stories of loose magnets of the rotor/stator but I don't have any charging issues.

Any and all help is appreciated!



Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
gopi.sandy is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 03:15 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Gert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,483
Have you checked both your front brake calipers for release? I suggest that you lift the front end off the ground, spin the front wheel and see if any noise can be heard. Remember to apply the front brakes prior to spinning the wheel. You may hear the scrap of brake pads against the rotors. If one of the caliper are not releasing, you should be able to hear the knock as it releases. Normally lube required on the sliding pins. Oh and if you ask how to lift the front wheel off the ground... make use of the search function, there are many threads on the subject.
If you think the sound is from the left engine cover, then by all means check the magnets. Normally your ear against a plank or screw driver that is against the cover will let you localize the sound. For the magnets take voltage readings at different rpms. Let us know if you find anything amiss.

Last edited by Gert; 08-25-2018 at 03:19 AM. Reason: spelling
Gert is offline  
post #3 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 03:22 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Gert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,483
Something else to check is the steering head bearings for any play. Could even be a faulty shock. Basically a process of elimination.
Gert is offline  
 
post #4 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
gopi.sandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 62
Hi gert,

Thanks. I checked the front wheel calipers as you mentioned and I see that the left caliper doesn't completely release and drags a bit. I don't hear any noise when I release the brake but rather when I apply it.

I checked the brake disc and it looks like the left one has some sliding movement in it. As in when you apply the brakes the caliper gets hold of the floating disc but the disc moves a bit. The mounting is secure it's just the floating part.

I am gonna clean the calipers and get new pads. So i chuck the caliper?
Appreciate the help!

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
gopi.sandy is online now  
post #5 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Super Moderator
 
Brockie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 4,317
Garage
How old are the chain and sprockets?
Jeepster09 likes this.

2010 Weestrom; 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X300; 1988 Suzuki GSXR1100
Brockie is offline  
post #6 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 09:43 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Gert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,483
The calipers are designed to slide a bit, as they takes up the slack in the braking process, hence the use of sliding pins. No need to replace the calipers if they are still serviceable. Simply refurbish both as a set for equal braking ability. Check that the pads are in good condition. The caliper bolts have a tendency of coming lose / falling out, so ensure they are correctly torqued.
Brockie's suggestion of checking the condition of the chain and sprockets, should also be done. Look for hooked / worn sprocket teeth, especially on the front sprocket.
Gert is offline  
post #7 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 10:18 AM
$tromtrooper
 
John David's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 101
Garage
I changed the chain and sprockets on my DL650 and the clunk went away.
Kerri Miller and Jeepster09 like this.

John David

1973 Honda CL173 Being over hauled
1975 Honda CJ360 T Under construction
2005 Suzuki V-Strom DL-650

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Albert Einstein
John David is offline  
post #8 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 10:50 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 292
Cush drive rubbers were the source of my clunk on start-up.
Big B and iamsmiling like this.
Bentwee is offline  
post #9 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 11:20 AM
$tromtrooper
 
OCADVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: SoCal 92691
Posts: 179
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by John David View Post
I changed the chain and sprockets on my DL650 and the clunk went away.
Same here.
Jeepster09 likes this.

Jack
SoCal 92691
"I feel more like I do now than I did a while ago."
OCADVR is offline  
post #10 of 34 Old 08-25-2018, 11:36 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,325
Garage
Very likely worn cush rubbers in the sprocket carrier, if original bearings I would also get them replaced as well.
gopi.sandy likes this.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome