Gen 2 clutch noise - doesn’t seem normal





#1
Hello .org friends,

My gen 2 is making a noise the doesn’t seem right.

When I’m at a stop proceeding to take off, I begin to let out clutch and feel the clutch engage with a low volume knock ( like a “click”). BUT, if I let it out really smooth with a little more throttle, no knock noise!

Bike rides fine through the gears with no obvious signs of a problem with the clutch. (shifts smooth too) with no other signs of problems.

What could this possibly be? Is this normal?

Thanks
 

mabupa

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#9
It is not a slipper, it is a torque limiter. Either way, it is a POS. Take the clutch apart, take that torque limiter out and either get it welded, or replace it with Brock's . . .
Frank, do you think the addition of this part would help my issue with the false neutral between 5th and 6th on my 2009? It feels like parts are chattering for a split second and then falls into gear. Now, which gear it falls into, is like playing Russian roulette. It might fall in 6th or might fall back down into 5th. It’s annoying as hell and I’ve been trying to remember to make my last shift clutchless or at higher RPMs. These are the only two way I can make it do what is supposed to do. I wanted to take a video and upload it before asking for advice, but my sena camera order is delayed, so can’t take a video right now.
 

c10

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#10
Frank, do you think the addition of this part would help my issue with the false neutral between 5th and 6th on my 2009? It feels like parts are chattering for a split second and then falls into gear. Now, which gear it falls into, is like playing Russian roulette. It might fall in 6th or might fall back down into 5th. It’s annoying as hell and I’ve been trying to remember to make my last shift clutchless or at higher RPMs. These are the only two way I can make it do what is supposed to do. I wanted to take a video and upload it before asking for advice, but my sena camera order is delayed, so can’t take a video right now.
Billy @ Robinson industries ( motorcycle trans / maker of overdrive bird gears ) said this was due to dog count when I asked about it years ago . the Gen 1 had less dogs on the gear for 5 to 6 than the Gen 2 . It gets better with miles , and shift like you mean it .
 

mabupa

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#11
Billy @ Robinson industries ( motorcycle trans / maker of overdrive bird gears ) said this was due to dog count when I asked about it years ago . the Gen 1 had less dogs on the gear for 5 to 6 than the Gen 2 . It gets better with miles , and shift like you mean it .
Thanks for the info Bryan!
 
#14
Make sure your vin bike is not one of the affected clutch pressure plate bolts backing out tech bulletin.
A gasket is cheap , and can be checked on side stand losing no oil . Most likely though it tha back torque limiter or aka slipper style clutch .
Hey C10, is there a certain production year for the recall? Or is it just some specific gen 2’s?
 



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