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Old Yesterday, 08:03 PM   #1
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When my 1200 is in neutral the engine or clutch makes a rattling sound.
when I pull the clutch lever in no gears selected all goes quite, as soon as I let the clutch lever out the rattling noise returns.
Is this a normal sound from the BMW 1200 GS?
Bike runs OK no issues on the road
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Old Yesterday, 08:49 PM   #2
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This is normal, and causes no harm. It will get louder as the bike gains mileage.
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Old Today, 06:44 AM   #3
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This is normal, and causes no harm. It will get louder as the bike gains mileage.
Yeah, tell me about it. I started to notice it more over the last year. Even took it into the shop. They confirmed that I just need to shut up and ride.
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This is normal, and causes no harm. It will get louder as the bike gains mileage.
I thought that wasn't always true? I've seen a few bikes on here with bad tranny input shaft bearings that did the same thing? perhaps it depends on how loud?
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To the 2 who posted that they hear the noise--how many miles on your bike(s)?
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I thought that wasn't always true? I've seen a few bikes on here with bad tranny input shaft bearings that did the same thing? perhaps it depends on how loud?

There are always exceptions, but the noise is there on good bikes and bad. The input bearing issue is pretty rare to the point I would not get out the worry beads!
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To the 2 who posted that they hear the noise--how many miles on your bike(s)?
Of my three R1200 bikes, all three did it from less than 20K miles until I sold them at 55K miles, 67K miles and 129K miles.
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If that were a car, it would be the throwout bearing for the clutch....
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