Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Clutch Noise

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    6

    Default Clutch Noise

    Question riders, I have a 2009 Busa and when I engage the clutch I hear a noise coming from under the bike. Once I shift the bike in gear the noise stops but it has never done this before. Is that a sign that the clutch is going bad? Or has anyone expereienced this issue before? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  2. #2



    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rockville, MD
    Posts
    5,602

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Check and make sure the clutch springs bolts has not loosened up.
    Past bikes.
    1993 Yamaha FZR 600. 2001 Suzuki TL1000R. 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa. 2005 GSX-R 1000. 2005 DRZ-400SM. 2002 KTM Duke II. 2004 Yamaha FJR 1300. 2006 Honda VFR 800. 2007 Kawasaki ZX 1400. 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa (for sale) 2008 Hayabusa turbo (for sale)

  3. #3
    Top Gun
    SoCal Blur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Posts
    1,335

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by dyoung View Post
    Question riders, I have a 2009 Busa and when I engage the clutch I hear a noise coming from under the bike. Once I shift the bike in gear the noise stops but it has never done this before. Is that a sign that the clutch is going bad? Or has anyone expereienced this issue before? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Can you be a little more descriptive about the noise and what it sounds like?

    2000 Suzuki Hayabusa - R1 Throttle tube mod - Buell peg mod
    16bit to 32bit ECU/Rotor Upgrade - PCV - SpeedoHealer - SV650s Mirrors
    Yoshi RS3 4-2-1 exhaust - +1" Raising Dog Bones - Tobin Seat
    Ballistic EVO2 LiFe Battery - Hotbodies Rear Hugger - Hump Glove Box
    Track Day Electronics Gear Position Display - Mototeck Undertail

  4. #4
    Seasoned Beef


    dadofthree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Barnwell, SC
    Posts
    65,775

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    There was a clutch spring bolt issue. You can run it by the dealer and let them check it.
    Robert

  5. #5
    Hayabusa Immortal

    jphilipson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2,710

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by dadofthree View Post
    There was a clutch spring bolt issue. You can run it by the dealer and let them check it.
    Very easy to check - just pull the clutch cover and see if any of the clutch spring bolts has backed out. BTW - this should be done when you are doing an oil change (after the oil has run out)
    2008 Hayabusa - PC3, Yoshimura TRC full system, Corbin seat, SWMotech Tail Rack + Givi case, MRA Vario Touring Screen, Soupy's Bar Risers, HID Hi/Lo - 62k and Counting
    LEDRider LED Motorcycle Lights

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Yes it only makes the noise when i engage the cluth and stops when I put it in gear. It make a winding/whining noise almost like a worn out brake pads on a rotor that are about to be metal on metal.

  7. #7
    Hayabusa Immortal

    jphilipson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2,710

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Quote Originally Posted by dyoung View Post
    Yes it only makes the noise when i engage the cluth and stops when I put it in gear. It make a winding/whining noise almost like a worn out brake pads on a rotor that are about to be metal on metal.
    Check the clutch springs screws as noted above - it is a notorious issue, and easy to fix. If I recall, folks that had to fix it used Blue locktite when putting the screws back in. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that.
    2008 Hayabusa - PC3, Yoshimura TRC full system, Corbin seat, SWMotech Tail Rack + Givi case, MRA Vario Touring Screen, Soupy's Bar Risers, HID Hi/Lo - 62k and Counting
    LEDRider LED Motorcycle Lights

  8. #8
    Top Gun Kainedogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    1,023

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Mine was making a hell of a racekt and it turned out to be...wait for it...wait for it...the clutch spring screws. I just knew it was something terrible going on with the basket and was ready to buy a new one and new clutches. Had my mechanic pull the cover off, tightened them up...and now I can worry about more important things like...nitrous

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Clutch Noise

    Thanks everyone for your input. Thats EXACTLY what it was, clutch spring bolts. Some of them were loose enough that I could turn them by hand. But I put put some locktite on them, put a new gasket cover on and the noise is gone. Time to twist on her a little bit this weekend!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •