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Noise clutch at idle and I have the bike in neutral

My 2007 yamaha v star has a cluth noise at idle and in neutral. When I pull the clutch lever in the noise goes away I only have 1500 miles

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    When did the noise start?

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The noise you are hearing is trans gear roll over clatter and is normal on this cycle, make sure the the crankcase is full and also make sure the engine is at the correct idle speed, slow idle can make this much louder.

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Here is a good related post from another user i came across with:

When I bought my star 1300 I noticed that the clutch was making quite a racket. So I took in to the dealer, and they told me that it was normal. Well after a year that dealership had sold, and the new dealer checked into the noise problem that I had been hearing. Anyways what they found out was that Yamaha knew about the noise, and had a retro kit that fixes this. It consists of new bearings a couple of gears, and the whole clutch basket. I was told that there isn't a recall on the 07's. But if you complain, they will fix and replace the parts for free. I saw that the parts at dealer cost were 350.00. and who knows what the labor would have been. I finally got mine fixed and it sounds like a nice bike now. Thanks Yamaha. I also put on a set of cobra speedster longs, and a fi200r fuel management system. Made the bike sound better than a harley. It also took out the pulsation that I used to feel.

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Wen pull the lever smooth and no noise at all try to adjust your push rod or try to check the clutch hausing if the clearance is right.

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