Took ride to Oralando and Back this weekend. (bout 175 miles each way)
On way up bike was great. When I got there I noticed I was getting a slight rattle or knock when the torque changed from acceleration to deceleration right at the point where the torque was just about zero between engine and tranny.
Other than that it was shifting and running fine. So I crossed my fingers and got on the HWY heading home.
About 40 miles from home I got a pretty strong continuous "knocking" or "rattle" coming from the bike, kind of "felt" as well as heard. Seemed to feel it more from through the foot pegs. Got much worse if I eased off the throttle as it transitioned between acceleration and deceleration. Tried shifting down to 4th and same.
I am pretty sure it is not coming from the Engine. I am guessing maybe the final drive or maybe the tranny...
Got her home last night and was too tired to check anything. Started her up and rode her about 9 miles this AM and mostly problem just back to a slight knock or rattle when torque changes from acceleration to deceleration, no sustained rattle or knock...
Any idea of what this might be and what to start doing to trouble shoot and verify what my problem is... ?
Oh and when I pulled of Highway I did quick visual at gas station and didn't see any leaks and final drive and tranny were hot but didn't appear to be excessively hot.