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New to bikes, I was wondering what is normal for clutch sounds, and how do I know my clutch is adjusted and set up properly? She goes through the gears fine, down shifting when I get to 3rd, I hear some ticking noises/rhythmic whining when the clutch lever is pulled-in and I coast down, a little louder ticking, rotating, rhythmic in second, and first is the loudest of the three. It doesnt sound at all damaging, or like an imminent failure, but just maybe out of adjustment?



There are 17.9K on the dial, and I will assume that the clutch has never been serviced...maybe it has?



How many miles can I expect out of a clutch?
 

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Many of the bikes have a small amount of clutch rattle and will run fine with it.I like my engines quiet.



The clutches can be serviced,



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=694



A useful tool to get is a cheap digital vernier calliper,



http://cgi.ebay.com/6-Digital-Solar...932?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a74ef6f4



You can use it to measure service limits of the friction plates and springs and other parts on the bike/engine when required.The service limits are in the manual/s.



If the clutch plates/springs require replacing go for a decent brand like EBC.



with your low mileage the clutch may just need servicing as above.



This is the record of a single owner high mileage example,



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=289



And according to Peter's list the clutch has not been changed(140,000 Klm @ original posting)
 

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Thanks for posting Shep. I plan to change the oil soon...when I do, I think I will pull the cover (in desperate need of some polish) and check over the clutch plates etc while I'm in there.



Anyone know the size of the Castle Nut that keeps it all together? I'm a fan of not using a cold-chisel if I dont have to!
 
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