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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Noise?

2000 Vulcan 800 Classic 25000+ miles

I can't seem to line my symptoms up with anyone else's so I decided to start a new thread.

I'm hearing a rubbing/squeal when I am accelerating from a stop. If I am gentle in the takeoff there is no noise but, if I rev too quickly and "ride the clutch" in the slightest I get this noise. All other functions are fine. Once the clutch is engaged fully I can rev to my hearts desire in any gear.

I read something about harmonic dampeners being an issue but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with this and I can't seem to find the post again. Any thoughts/advice besides "don't ride the clutch" would be helpful. thanks in advance.
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Does it sound like more rattling or squeaking? (It would be nice if You could take a video with that noise.) And how about a clutch free play? Is it ok?
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I guess if I had to choose between the two I would call it a squeak but, it sounds more like a "squak" if that makes any sense. I'll try and get some audio in a bit.
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Also, I took a look into the Play of the clutch and it did seem a bit loose so I tightened it up a bit. Noise is still happening tho
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So i grabbed some audio. It definitely sounds a bit different in person but based the audio it sounds like grinding to me. Here are the time-codes so you don't have to listen to the whole thing:


0:06
0:27 This one sounds the worst
0:51
1:16

The rattling you hear while I'm cruising is just my headlight. I need to put some rubber gaskets between where the headlight and windshield are mounted.

Any idea what i would need to replace? The friction plates maybe? Hoping its not too difficult... never worked on a clutch before.

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Oh, I see
Well... I could be wrong and probably could misheard the sound, but... So far there is only one thing that comes in my mind.... The little bearing with a part number 92045-1235. It's directly related to clutch pressing and releasing moments.
See it here, for example. 92045.
If it would be another bearing (the main one), it would howl and rattle as hell. Have You ever checked or replaced Your clutch? I would say that You are operating it very aggressively
No more other ideas for now. Sorry.
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A friend of mine tells that it could be the main bearing too.
Part number 92046-028. The only way to make sure what's the fault, is to open a side cover and check whole clutch system.
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Probably You will need a new cover gasket because most likely You will not be able to get the original one off without ruining it.

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Hey thanks for the input! I was planning on changing the oil soon anyways so I guess I'll just take her apart then and see. Seems like if I'm not goosing her too hard then there shouldn't be any drastic damage.

Thanks again and I'll repost once I figure something out.
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