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Old 04-29-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Question Metal noise from clutch

I am a total noob to mechanics and scooters/MC, I had to google the spamfilter word when creating an account, if that defines how much of a noob I am.

I bought a used Yamaha Jog R (2006) (2500 miles on it) and it runs very good but during the last couple of weeks it has made this vibrating metal noise, coming from the CVT system. I googled around a bit and understand some words, not sure if what I am using are the correct ones.

Because of my lack of knowledge I made a youtube video to make it all easier.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNJuTmz680o - You can hear the noise kick in at 0:14, it sounds like the noise is coming from the back, close to the rear wheel. From my understanding this is the clutch...

Hope you guys have some answers! Because I really don't feel safe riding this thing not knowing what it is. I asked a mechanic, his theory is that it is the CVT belt and if it is, it's not a big deal to drive around with...

Thank you in advance!
I started to love two-wheels and thinking about getting my MC lisence!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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It's fine, run it. Been playing CVT's for 43 years.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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Check the clutch shoes. They may be worn down to bare metal. The belt looks fine, and won't make that noise.
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