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Please Help Me Diagnose This Noise!

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by DETRoadster, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. DETRoadster

    DETRoadster Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Hey Guzzi fans, hoping someone can assist me in diagnosing a super annoying and increasingly louder noise on my V7-1 Racer. The noise as best I can describe it is a fast, somewhat random, chirping. It occurs only in 1 very specific scenario, as follows:

    - No throttle input
    - Clutch engaged (ie, clutch lever not pulled. ie, hand not on the clutch lever)
    - In gear

    I'll most commonly hear it when coasting down a slight hill, engine braking. As soon as I disengage the clutch (ie, pull the clutch lever in) it goes away. As soon as I give it a little gas it goes away.

    It's like something in the clutch/pressure plate assembly maybe has some slop in it and is rattling around and chirping. Adding throttle or actuating the pressure plate provides enough torque to force things into place and quiet it down.

    Any ideas?!
     
  2. kenrover

    kenrover Just got it firing!

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    How's the free play on your clutch lever?
     
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    DETRoadster Tuned and Synch'ed GT Site Contributor!

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    Well now there's an obvious thing to check. How did I overlook that? I'll take a peek at it tonight. I replaced the cable last year and haven't touched it since. I'll bet it's loose.

    Thanks!
     
  4. kenrover

    kenrover Just got it firing!

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    I was thinking more like you don't have enough. Start at the lever on the back of the gear box that does the work ( back off the bar adjuster first) and then take up final minor adjustment at the bar. Give anything that moves some lube while you're under there too.
     
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    Oh, I see OK. I'll give it a shot this weekend! Thanks!
     

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