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Noisey gearchange not had this bike long, so dont know if this is normal.when cold the gearchange is smooth and silent, but once warmed up the change from 1 to 2 , and 2 to3 , produces a loud "clonk".got a workmate with same bike says his is noisey too . does seem to be ahell of a knock though , no other gearbox faults , bike has 23000 miles on the clock and has been serviced regularly,any feedback greatly appreciated, cheers.

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I have a zzr 600, found that changing oil to a thicker grade can help, but zzr are always noisey.

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Hi Al,
I know you are looking for feedback and I hope I can help.
I have a FLHR Road King Harley Davidson and believe me It clunked real bad when I bought it (7,000 miles), I checked the clutch primary chain, well within tolerance, also Clutch plates too.
I know your engine is wet sump and the gearbox uses the same oil as the engine?
I changed my gearbox oil and also double checked level as the amount that came out wasn't enough?
Since then pure smooth cold & Hot, so maybe the wrong viscosity oil? Nice & Thick cold but when thinned due to warm up and at operating temp not coating the gears so bulk rings failing slightly?
There you go one to look at?
Press the Blue Button please to appraise my FREE! Effort/s, Thank You!
Paul 'W' U.K.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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