Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Shorty on December 12, 2018, 10:43:54 AM

Title: What kind of racket is this?
Post by: Shorty on December 12, 2018, 10:43:54 AM
My G-5 makes a rattling noise down near the transmission area. It goes away when I pull the clutch in. What is going on down there? Do I want to know?   
Title: Re: What kind of racket is this?
Post by: fotoguzzi on December 12, 2018, 10:56:09 AM
clutch plates? it's a dry clutch so can rattle?
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Post by: oldbike54 on December 12, 2018, 11:03:34 AM
 Better earplugs .

 Dusty
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Post by: Kiwi_Roy on December 12, 2018, 12:00:10 PM
Sounds normal for a Guzzi, my Griso (50k km) sounds like an old threshing machine that hasn't been lubed in 20 years, the sound disappears over 1500 revs
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Post by: Wayne Orwig on December 12, 2018, 12:05:39 PM
My G-5 makes a rattling noise down near the transmission area. It goes away when I pull the clutch in. What is going on down there? Do I want to know?

Tis normal.

There is a cup, that lays in the pressure plate. When you pull the clutch lever, it presses the cup, and it is quiet. When the lever is released, the cup can rattle a bit in the hole it sits in.

Whenever I am in there, I put a bit of RTV on the cup. Mainly to hold it in place while I assemble it, but the side benefit is that there is no more rattle.
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Post by: John A on December 12, 2018, 12:13:49 PM
It's normal, there is a floater, two fiber discs and a transmission drive gear , eight or ten springs and a pressure plate
And the cup Wayne refers to but I've not used RTV there, couldn't hurt
Title: Re: What kind of racket is this?
Post by: Shorty on December 12, 2018, 01:10:41 PM
 :thumb: Thank you.
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Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 12, 2018, 01:12:36 PM
Same clutch on V700s, Ambos, Eldos, V7 Sports... I have yet to hear the noise described from any of those.

Maybe increase the idle speed a bit?
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Post by: Ncdan on December 12, 2018, 05:35:07 PM
My 07 CalVin rattled when the clutch was engaged but only until it warmed up then quite as a church mouse.
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Post by: n3303j on December 12, 2018, 05:54:44 PM
My G-5 makes a rattling noise down near the transmission area. It goes away when I pull the clutch in. What is going on down there? Do I want to know?
If your idle is low and the transmission is in neutral each power pulse will cause the gears and drive dogs to bounce off each other creating an annoying racket. It's more prevalent when the oil is warm and thin. Pulling in the lever disconnects the gear stack from the engine's power pulses and all is silent.

Boost the RPM a bit to lessen the pulsing rotation. Be sure that you are running a sufficient quantity of the appropriate oil.

Enjoy the ride.