Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: 407 area code USA
front sprocket rattle during engine braking (decel)?
So I’m approaching 600 miles on my 2017 650 LT. Excellent bike except for one thing that I’m not sure is an issue or is “normal” for this bike.
Here is what I can ask others to possibly try:
Find a straight open road. Get the bike in 3rd gear and ride up to about 7,000 rpms. Then completely roll off the throttle, letting the engine do the braking. Do not pull in the clutch or down shift or touch the brakes until the bike drops to about 3,000 rpms.
When I do this I’m getting this gawd-awful rattling or clanking from what seems to be the clutch basket area (left side of bike). As soon as I pull in the clutch lever the sound goes away.
Is this rattling noise “normal”? It is very distinct and, to me, loud.
Haven’t figured out how to get a video clip yet… sorry.
2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium
Mods: Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat
Last edited by 407guy; 04-27-2017 at 07:47 PM.
Reason: fixing title to identify the issue correctly.