Clutch Noise

Discussion in 'Gen II Busa Information' started by dyoung, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. dyoung

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    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. Big E

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    Check and make sure the clutch springs bolts has not loosened up.
     
  3. SoCal Blur

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    Can you be a little more descriptive about the noise and what it sounds like?
     
  4. dadofthree

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

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    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) :laugh:
     
  6. dyoung

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    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. jphilipson

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    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.
     
  8. Kainedogg

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    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 :laugh:
     
  9. dyoung

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    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!!!
     

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