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CBF grinding sound

I recently bought a bike for dirt cheap i thought ($1500), bike looked in good shape and rides great; but recently i noticed two things and I think it might be the same problem. 1st - When the bike is in neutral, and the clutch is released i can somewhat hear (faint) and feel (faint) a grinding noise (similar to when a car is out of coolant and the fan is trying to run); but when I run the bike it all goes away, or if im in first gear with the clutch pressed and stationary, no noise is heard and nothing is felt. 2nd, the other day I was riding with a bunch of guys who know bikes, and somebody riding abreast to me said they might''ve heard a wheezing noise usually heard when I take off (maybe first gear or neutral) Question being, transmissions or gears (chain set) if needed, is it SUPER expensive or cheap enough to keep the bike around?? I''m not totally mechanically challenged, I know my way around cars and don''t initially see motorcycles being that different. Any suggestions to what I can do to pinpoint the problem so I can fix it?? THANKS!!

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  • bigsalts Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same sound when the clutch is let out in neutral a faint grinding sound like it is something to do with the clutch adjustment or the flywheel and at times it smells like burning clutch any suggestions on this??


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Dude its the clutch plates honda double rr are really really bad about this my r1 dose it chamge all fibers and plates and add one extra fiber to very bottom this will pull most of this out if u want it all out do all the above and replace basket oil and cable check forks for warpage

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Try adjusting the clutch lever. Change the oil for sure, you may have some dirt in the oil that may be getting into the gears causing noise. if its a belt drive adjusting the bbelt timing.

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I got an cbr 600rr and somtimes when u press the clutch in it makes a little clicking kinda noise..its just a noisey down side to honda bikes i guess..or it could be somthing to do with ur clutch cable or not to for sure tho and that weezing/rasping sound..i am currently havin the same not sure if were havin the same issue but when i start off and ride around 0-5000rpms it makes a rasping noise..and iw as told this is the chain tensionor and that they are generally bad on honda bikes...i was told go with a manual one..not sure if these are theproblems ur having but sounds somewhat close..hope this helps

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