Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Huntington, IN, USA
Re: Engine noise on new '09 LT
I am glad someone else is asking this question. I have an '05 that I just got about a month (or 4K miles, depends how you look at it) ago, and I have been a little concerned from time to time. At idle with the clutch out you can hear a pretty good amount of noise, but most of it goes away when you pull in the clutch and it's a lot quieter after it gets up to temp. What really concerned me was the sound under acceleration: it sounds semi-clattery......but almost in a plastic kind of way if that makes any sense. Feedback from the engine though is dead smooth, it feels super strong and tight....as a matter of fact, the only vibration I can feel anytime is at idle....and it's just enough to make me LOVE how the engine feels. My wife can't hear it, she is too busy enjoying the ride and digging the exhaust note, which I love as well. I bought the bike from a dealer (BMW exclusive) and they said the noise is just 'The Nature of The Beast'......a K-Bike Thing. Also, I honestly haven't taken the motor above 4500 RPM yet, I figured I would be doing that eventually one day, especially since my son just got a brand new R6. So.....my question is this: is everyone else's motor noisy like this? Is this anything to worry about?
Last edited by t61vance; Aug 10th, 2009 at 8:05 am.