Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Final drive noisy
The clunk is normal drive line slack being taken up. The time to worry is that grinding sound and play in the rear wheel. There have not been any documented large bearing failures in the 04 and up bikes like there were in the 99 - 2003 models. There have been some issues but none produce a clunk.
While on the center stand, grab the rear wheel at 9 and 3 o'clock and try to wiggle it there should be no movement. Then spin it and feel for smoothness. If these tests are negative - go for ride!
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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