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Old 02-06-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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LC4 clutch noise

so i perused the index and didnt see this covered. metal on metal, almost grinding or rubbing sounds from the clutch area when the clutch is engaged, but when i pull the clutch it goes away. its an 03 adv, but i dont think it has anything to do with the hydro clutch itself. sounds like something loose with the basket maybe? before i pull the cover are there any thoughts?
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p.s. if theres interest i will take pics and make a right-up for the index.
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #2
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so i perused the index and didnt see this covered. metal on metal, almost grinding or rubbing sounds from the clutch area when the clutch is engaged, but when i pull the clutch it goes away. its an 03 adv, but i dont think it has anything to do with the hydro clutch itself. sounds like something loose with the basket maybe? before i pull the cover are there any thoughts?
thanks in advance

p.s. if theres interest i will take pics and make a right-up for the index.
Normal. That will be $5.

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Old 02-06-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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That is correct. $10. ($5 plus... a $5 "harshin' my 'tude" fee)
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:57 PM   #5
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awsome guys, its b done it since new but it bothers me so i figgured i'd ax.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:07 PM   #6
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awsome guys, its b done it since new but it bothers me so i figgured i'd ax.
You are the 199th person to comment on the "noise" an '03 and later LC4 clutch makes when engaged and in neutral. At some point, we all thought something just "had to be wrong". Many thousands of combined miles later... no issues.

To bad you weren't the 200th... you would have won a new KaleCo flux capacitor, valued at $175,000.00.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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Tis normal for the beast.

Think of it like a Ducati clutch they sound like a toll box full of spanners rattling round inside.

As a Duc owner would say "Its just character" or "It wouldn't be a Duc without it"

PS I am not implying that the 640 is on par with a Duc (the 640 is quieter) - but they have a similar design philosophy in that performance is paramount, niceties only exist if it doesn't affect performance.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:28 PM   #8
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My adv clutch sounded like it had bits of metal rattling around inside it too. Only in my case it was because it did have bit's of metal rattling around inside it.

Busted rivets, doubt that you have the same problem.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:44 PM   #9
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Clutch noise is commom for this model, but if you have excessive noise from that side of the engine, you may want to look into it.

We had an 03 Adv come into the shop and the customer had the same complaint. We almost shrugged it off until we heard it. The noise was excessive. We pulled the sidecover (very easy by the way) and found that the three allen head bolts holding the counter balancer to the gear, had sheared. Luckily, there was no damage to the engine case, but the counter balancer, gear, and clutch cover had to be replaced.

Here is the official bulletin:
http://www.ktmdealer.net/uploads/mat...s/2_tb0441.pdf
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:50 PM   #10
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The noise was excessive. We pulled the sidecover (very easy by the way) and found that the three allen head bolts holding the counter balancer to the gear, had sheared. Here is the official bulletin:
http://www.ktmdealer.net/uploads/mat...s/2_tb0441.pdf
Man... I forgot all about that one. It's so rare to hear about one that actually loosened up.

Meat should put that TSB in the Index.

Good reminder Dirtyboy.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:01 PM   #11
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Man... I forgot all about that one. It's so rare to hear about one that actually loosened up.

Meat should put that TSB in the Index.

Good reminder Dirtyboy.
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:51 PM   #13
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You are the 199th person to comment on the "noise" an '03 and later LC4 clutch makes when engaged and in neutral. At some point, we all thought something just "had to be wrong". Many thousands of combined miles later... no issues.

To bad you weren't the 200th... you would have won a new KaleCo flux capacitor, valued at $175,000.00.
Bummer huh?




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Old 02-06-2006, 08:09 PM   #14
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Blower? I'm sorry, you have the wrong number. All "blower" inquiries should be directed to this department.
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:23 PM   #15
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Creeper is this noise common on 02's also?
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