Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by marlbororman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:17 pm

tony.mon wrote:
dookie wrote:Bets cure is ignore it :Beer Popcorn:
Straight-through cans do the trick

Maybe thats why i cant hear mine :lol:

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by Rider on a Storm » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:35 pm

:thumbup: but u cant keep it in the red in town thats when i hear it & at lights, getting carbs balanced n oil change, goin to bleed clutch as suggested in older post, all these may quiten it a bit
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by tony.mon » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:30 pm

Rider on a Storm wrote::thumbup: but u cant keep it in the red in town
No, but my hearing's shot from the faster bits, so it doesn't trouble me at all.

Mine rattles more than a sextuplets' christening party.
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by marlbororman » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:13 pm

marlbororman wrote:
tony.mon wrote:
dookie wrote:Bets cure is ignore it :Beer Popcorn:
Straight-through cans do the trick

Maybe thats why i cant hear mine :lol:


I have clutch rattle :lol: :lol: :lol: Listened carefully and i definately have it, I dont feel left out in the cold anymore :thumbup: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by Rider on a Storm » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:11 pm

tony.mon wrote:
Rider on a Storm wrote::thumbup: but u cant keep it in the red in town
No, but my hearing's shot from the faster bits, so it doesn't trouble me at all.

Mine rattles more than a sextuplets' christening party.
:lol: will leave well enough alone so :thumbup:
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by tony.mon » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:29 pm

There's only three reasons to pull the clutch on a Storm:
1- it slips under power (but try using semi-synth instead of fully-synth oil)
2- the clutch basket fingers have notches worn in them, making clutch operation jerky at the lever- won't feed out smoothly at all times, or
3- clutch locks up under full-power hard getaways, with a horrible graunching sound, and almost certainly a huge unintentional wheelie.

If it's 3, then good luck with a cure, some bikes do it and some don't.
But swapping all the clutch components, bearings, plates, etc, won't cure it, in my experience. I only got mine fixed when I changed to another engine, which didn't do it at all.

But I personally suspect play in the big bearing behind the clutch, which is an engine-out and crankcases split job.
Reason being that when I first changed my engine it was because that bearing completely self-destructed, but to be fair I thrash it on the drag strip sometimes so not really normal usage.

Pretty much all Honda clutches rattle, live with it and be glad you haven't got a dry-clutch Ducati!
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by Rider on a Storm » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:48 pm

Almost did the ducati thing but then the hangover kicked in :shh: and a little voice said "go to the land of the rising sun my child" :lol:
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by Pete.L » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:45 pm

marlbororman wrote:
Pete.L wrote:No it's not bad, just unusual...Now go and touch something wooden :wink:
How many miles have you got on the clock?

Pete.l

25000 miles or there abouts, maybe a few thou off dunno without going and looking lol
Kinnel 8O
Well impressed...or yo have a hearing dificiency :lol: :lol:
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by IgorVigor » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:17 pm

I think mine rattles :S

I had a 1997 CB500 before, which are notorious for clutch rattle so I dont really worry :P

I can only think of one Honda that I have heard that didnt have a clutch rattle...
it was an old Honda C70...mind you, everything else rattled on it...

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by benny hedges » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:38 pm

Rider on a Storm wrote: in town thats when i hear it & at lights
mines same, doesnt really go when i pull the clutch in, but does as soon as i put it under load.
pulls fine, no slip, no vibes.
dont worry about it.

a jamaican looking taxi driver pulled up next to me today and said 'man you know what that rattle is? thats your camchain is going to go.....

i said crouton off, never?? do they have these in pakistan then??? :lol:
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by LotusSevenMan » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:05 am

Well as I have a full open and ventilated cover on my '916' then I don't even think about that as a Honda problem! :lol:
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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by V-Twin Racer » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:33 pm

oh no... how LOUD is the rattle... lol... i got rid of my XJR because the very loud rattle did my head in... again a split the engine open job... & a ZX9R did the same... but on that engine... you just need to pull the clutch & replace the Alternator chain behind it... very easy !! :cool2

does it go quieter with the headlights switched on !? :?

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by darrenbiker » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:31 pm

Mine fell off the stand and landed on LH side bending clutch lever has rattled since . Will fix at some point

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by AMCQ46 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:35 pm

tony.mon wrote:There's only three reasons to pull the clutch on a Storm:
1- it slips under power (but try using semi-synth instead of fully-synth oil)
2- the clutch basket fingers have notches worn in them, making clutch operation jerky at the lever- won't feed out smoothly at all times, or
3- clutch locks up under full-power hard getaways, with a horrible graunching sound, and almost certainly a huge unintentional wheelie.

If it's 3, then good luck with a cure, some bikes do it and some don't.
But swapping all the clutch components, bearings, plates, etc, won't cure it, in my experience. I only got mine fixed when I changed to another engine, which didn't do it at all.

But I personally suspect play in the big bearing behind the clutch, which is an engine-out and crankcases split job.
Reason being that when I first changed my engine it was because that bearing completely self-destructed, but to be fair I thrash it on the drag strip sometimes so not really normal usage.

Pretty much all Honda clutches rattle, live with it and be glad you haven't got a dry-clutch Ducati!
I had very bad case of 3) [even mild throttle openings would result in "grunch - lock - wheelie] and sorted it with a full clutch swap including basket and actuator top hat, the only difference I could see was the actuator...see this link.

http://www.haymouth.co.uk/phpBB3/viewto ... 95#p172291
AMcQ

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Re: Cure for clutch rattle anyone??

Post by vtryorks » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:25 am

So is it correct to say that if an engine rattle disappears when the clutch is pulled, that it is NOT a CCT failure?

The answer to that might assist me greatly!!

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