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Offline freefallnz

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Noisy clutch/gearbox
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:36:59 pm »
Well yeah its a new bike to me so not used to the "normal" sounds it makes.

But a really noticeable noise from the clutch/gearbox when the clutch is disengaged and bike in neutral.

When the bike is hot it almost sounds like a dry clutch on a ducati.

Video from cold engine.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V51TuJGnHFs

Is this normal?
« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 11:50:26 pm by freefallnz »
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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 01:41:53 am »
Hi Mate,

Ducati dry clutches are much louder, trust me. Seriously, I'd take the TT back to the dealer as the clutch plates shouldn't be that loose in the basket. Are your gear changes positive and smooth through the transmission? The only noise that is noticeably different is the differential whine.

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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 03:12:32 am »
The trophy engine is definitely more mechanical than many (I have a Honda ST1100).  The clutch is on the right hand side out in the open (relative to the ST1100) so you can hear it more.  Mine gets quieter when the clutch is pulled in, as on the ST1100.  With the clutch in all I can hear is the valvetrain whirring away.  I am sure mine is getting quieter, with 5,000kms on the clock.  If you have any concerns, by all means visit the dealer and go through things as they may be able to show you how other Triumphs sound.

I don't come from a Triumph triple background, so all the differences are new to me as well.  A Ducati dry clutch is far and away much noisier than any Triumph triple I have heard, and I think some of them are noisier than the Trophy.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 03:19:46 am by saaz »

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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 04:52:11 am »
Mine does the exact same thing (3500 miles on the odometer).  I plan to take it to the dealer and ask them to address the issue as soon as it warms up here.




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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 09:59:46 am »
Mine has been the same, noisier with gearbox in neutral with clutch lever out, been the same through to 9,000k. I accept it as normal.
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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 05:23:29 pm »
Mine has never been that noisy on either engine.
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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 05:52:20 pm »
Mine does pretty much the same thing. I've had a few manual transmission equipped cars that do the same thing. On those, it's typical throw out bearing noise that also goes away when the clutch pedal is pushed in.  I'm with Trophy 59, that it's just a characteristic sound of a Trophy.
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Re: Noisy clutch/gearbox
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 03:14:24 am »
Well got up to the dealers today.

And noise nowhere near as obvious outdoors.

Service manager & another mechanic both listened to it and feel there's nothing untoward.

They reckon it's still quieter than a lot of the other triples.

So I'll settle for new owner paranoia as the problem  :034:
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