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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2015, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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2013 F41000 RR clutch noise

When my F4 was at the dealer a few months ago for the 6K service they commented on what seemed like noisy top end and suggested checking the valve clearances under warranty as a precautionary measure. The engine was certainly noisy at idle, much more so than the 33,000 km 1000S I still owned. Riding without earplugs and listening closely it was certainly noisy.

Its back at the dealers this week and after starting it from cold with the fairings removed and listening with a stethoscope their view is that the noise is coming from lower in the engine, more like the clutch.

So they've lodged a warranty job to check out the clutch. The warranty process through the importer seems convoluted and coupled with poor comms from the dealer (and I'm writing this on Friday evening) is leaving me irritated. My call was not returned today so a personal visit is on the cards for tomorrow morning.

So that over with, has anyone had a similar issue on that model of bike? There doesn't seem to be any mention on the forum of similar issues for that model bike.

The clutch does of course drag when engaging first gear at a standstill and clunks into gear but they all do that sir!!


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-23-2015, 09:30 AM
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shifter is clunky, but clutch should be smooth engaging.

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There is no issue with the way the clutch engages. Sounds more like a gear noise but no point in speculating. They plan to start with the clutch cover.

The warranty job is apparently lodged with MV in Italy who pass back any up to date information on similar issues and approval to investigate. Patience is a virtue!

The dealer mentioned another 1000RR which had a valve collet not correctly machined which meant the cam bucket didn't seat squarely on the valve. Not an easy thing to track down!
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The clutch is usually more of a thud noise due to the mass of the spinning assembly.
Try putting the stethoscope tip on the balance shaft housing on the front of the motor. Mine has a tapping noise and I traced it to the slop in the gears there.
It bugged me, but it is not catastrophic, so I try not to worry about it.
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I just noticed on my 2014 F4 that the clutch sounds noisy when pulling off.I haven't noticed any slipping but i am starting to wonder if I need to be worried since i am doing a 1000km weekend in a few weeks from now. my bike has about 3000km on it so it should be a warranty issue if there is an issue it's just the time waiting for parts that irritate me
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