Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: How much noise is NORMAL?
The way the servo assisted system is designed there should be no bangs or rattles. What I suspect you are hearing is the K bike rattle. Most noticeable at startup and at idle. It is caused by the movement of the gear train from the crankshaft to the clutch shaft and is associated with the alternator drive gear. These all fit rather loosely and will rattle about until loaded, ie. electrical load increased, RPM increased or clutch pulled in. You see two of the three gears in this photo.
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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