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Hey everyone, I bought my RR in June of this year and since then put on 8000 kms. It's my daily commuter, rain or shine. It's had it's 1000 km service done from RMS and then it's regular service done at 6,000 k again. So, here is my problem. When I start the bike up, it sounds like a little bit of knocking coming from the middle of the bike. This has been happening for the last week or so. I used to think it was the bike being cold and being started in cold weather (early mornings). Well, today I started my bike in the garage and while in nuetral, I pushed my clutch in only to hear a noise that I have no clue what it is. It's coming from the tranny I believe, just in the middle where the oil cap is:



It sounds like rattling and when I push the clutch in, from the middle of that point, the rattling gets a little louder. I'm very very worried about this, I mean I only have 8000 k and i've never abused my clutch. For now, i'm borrowing my parents car so my bike is sitting in it's garage until this is fixed. I am going to call the dealer on Monday to make an appointment but I was hoping someone here would know what it could be, thanks!

-Arthur
 

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Its hard to say without actually hearing the noise myself. When cold, you'll hear the valves 'tapping' more predominantly, but it sounds like this might be something else. If you clutch in, tap down into first, or up into second, is the sound still apparent? I've heard some bikes rattle when in neutral.
 

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Its hard to say without actually hearing the noise myself. When cold, you'll hear the valves 'tapping' more predominantly, but it sounds like this might be something else. If you clutch in, tap down into first, or up into second, is the sound still apparent? I've heard some bikes rattle when in neutral.
Hey, okay I tried what you suggested and the noise goes away when I put it in gear.
 
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So, I started her up and noticed that after the bike went from 0 - 35 degree's celcius the noise went from loud to really quiet but still noticible if you listened for it. I waited till my bike got warmer and listened to the noise again. It is still their but it sounds like gears moving inside especially when I push the clutch in. However, when using my clutch it works perfectly, my clutch engages with ease and pulls strong all the way through. I'm really really puzzled. Yes the ticking is normal but this noise is just way too weird..
 

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Trying to describe noises to folks on the internet is like trying to describe "red" to someone blind since birth. Anytime your bike makes a noise that you can't pin down it's time to take it into a proper mechanic.

Sure it's fun to guess and we've talked folks through some of the common sounds but things from the clutch cover sort of insist that you take it in. Especially if it's a noise that just starts out of no where.
 
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Trying to describe noises to folks on the internet is like trying to describe "red" to someone blind since birth. Anytime your bike makes a noise that you can't pin down it's time to take it into a proper mechanic.

Sure it's fun to guess and we've talked folks through some of the common sounds but things from the clutch cover sort of insist that you take it in. Especially if it's a noise that just starts out of no where.
Okay, i'm taking it in on monday. Thanks for the advice :)
 
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