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Old 05-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #61
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Mine is utterly.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:15 AM   #62
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Im from Jerzey so waz dat mean Dave ?
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:31 AM   #63
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Im from Jerzey so waz dat mean Dave ?
Oh man, I just HATE having to explain my lousy jokes.

Quite = utterly (also totally, absolutely, entirely, etc.)

Quiet = noiseless.

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Old 05-03-2009, 07:32 AM   #64
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ah ha. OK then, I small a rat.

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Oh man, I just HATE having to explain my lousy jokes.

Quite = utterly (also totally, absolutely, entirely, etc.)

Quiet = noiseless.

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Old 05-03-2009, 10:42 AM   #65
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I hope that it works out for you Griz.

Now I am wondering about the clutch noises on mine. In your break-in thread the consensus was that some clutch noise was normal...

At what point do we get concerned...
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:55 AM   #66
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Poll it. Clutch chatter, when hot, yes or no.

CHECKED AT OPERATING TEMPS !
Cold, it's quiet. Hot it's not.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #67
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Clutch adjustment nuts loose .......

So all this clutch talk made me go out and check mine...
I had noticed a bit more slack in cable so figured it was time to adjust ...

I noticed two things:

1) the adjusting nuts were only finger tight - that sucks.
So y'all might want to check yours... I would think if they vibrated loose they would put MORE slack in the cable but who knows....

I don't know if installing the clutch cable is a dealer operation or not, but they should have been tighter than I found them ...


2) 12mm wrench would not go on the nuts, while a 13mm was very loose.
1/2" english wrench (which works out to 12.7mm) fit pretty well still just a bit loose. WTF is up with that?

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #68
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Poll it. Clutch chatter, yes or no. So far I got 2 no's. Dave and My friend George.

CHECKED AT OPERATING TEMPS !
Cold, it's quiet. Hot it's not.
Mine operates like a clutch should. Slight "clunk" when cold, no clunk when warm and quiet. I have around 1100 miles on mine. Sounds like I got lucky (knock on wood)!
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #69
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I dont think the rattle you hear when u r in nutral is something to overlly concerned about, nearly all ktm 4st exc, husky 4st, bergs, some wrf yami's, have clutch rattle in nutral, its "usually" caused by the tolerance between the outer locating fingers of the fibre plates or the inner locating on the steel plates ratteling on the clutch basket/inner hub, my brother in-law had this problem/concern (the rattle was crazy!) at the spanish isde in 2000, we spoke to the ktm farrioli guys and they said it was ok that is normal and just ride it! we checked all the bolts and they were tight so he raced the bike in the hills of spain in real clutch punnishing terrain with no probs!!! If its a rattle that is goes away when you pull the clutch in and the clutch is under tension or when it gets hot is not as bad and the clutch works like it's ment to, you "sould" be ok...... if the bolts back out the noise will be alot different, even still the bolt shouldnt be able to come right out and work its way through the motor, most likely what happened to Griz is about all that can happen if your on the ball and catch it in time!!!
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:07 PM   #70
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So all this clutch talk made me go out and check mine...
I had noticed a bit more slack in cable so figured it was time to adjust ...

I noticed two things:

1) the adjusting nuts were only finger tight - that sucks.
So y'all might want to check yours... I would think if they vibrated loose they would put MORE slack in the cable but who knows....

I don't know if installing the clutch cable is a dealer operation or not, but they should have been tighter than I found them ...


2) 12mm wrench would not go on the nuts, while a 13mm was very loose.
1/2" english wrench (which works out to 12.7mm) fit pretty well still just a bit loose. WTF is up with that?

Jim
Just for shits and grins I put a wrench on mine and found exactly the same thing - 12mm would not fit and 13mm was quite loose. Also the nuts were not very tight.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:10 PM   #71
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- 12mm would not fit and 13mm was quite loose. Also the nuts were not very tight.
Dam Chinese
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #72
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TMEX !
Attention please, when hot, does your clutch slightly rattle like a dry clutch and go silent when you pull that lever in thats being held on by that Chinese nut ?
(think Nancy Grace) Yes or no ?
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:19 PM   #73
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I just got my F800GS back from the shop. It was there over 5 weeks for a clutch failure.

In California there is no way I would wait five weeks for a clutch. They'd be giving me a new bike on day 31. Man that Koolaid must be good.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:28 PM   #74
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They'd be giving me a new bike on day 31.

Yeah, sure....
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #75
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