Hi < I think I could do with a bit of advice ,I am getting a noise on the left hand side of my bike , it seems to be related to the driveshaft or gear box . The bike changes gear great no problems the clutch operates good too. When I pull in the clutch whilst riding the noise disappears this is why I think its related to the driveshaft possibly at the engine area. Has anyone had this problem ? and what is the cheapest options to repair it . Thank you Gary ...Burnley , ENGLAND
Post by De Graaf van Salland on Sept 19, 2015 7:42:00 GMT 1
What does the oil look like? (Ever changed it ?) Removed the plug at the bottom (the oil will come out, so have new oil ready) & inspect it for metal parts (there is a magnet inside the plug, which should collect metal parts).
NTV650 (1996) owner from 2004 to 2014. Current bike: Suzuki DL650 ABS (V-strom / 2012)
Post by Yellow_melos on Sept 21, 2015 14:32:15 GMT 1
I suspect it going to be something in either the clutch side or the gearbox side... you say the sound goes away when you are moving along but the clutch is in.. you look at what happens when yo pull the clutch in .. the engine and clutch are still turning and the engine and gear box are still turning ( but the engine and gearbox are no longer connected ) when you let the clutch out you hear the rattling sound.
i know is may sound like it coming form the back but noise will travel through the frame and components.. i suspect it's something like the clutch thrust bearing or something like that ( or even the clutch basket ) you may have too much slack on the clutch cable.
Thanks for the input guys , the noise does come from the left side back of the engine and I can hear it quite clearly when I have the bike on the centre stand and roll wheel back and forth while in gear , I will be stripping it next week as I now have a loan of another bike to get about on . Will let you all know how it goes thanks again Gary. Please god let it be simple and cheap I love this bike lol
I have the same problem with my 96 650. Rolling off it clacks away particularly at low speed. Might be higher speeds too but with wind noise it’s hard to tell. 2/3 gear particularly. When u accelerate it goes away, or put pressure on the drive. Goes away when clutch is pulled.