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I am selling my CX and the potential buyer says that he hears a knocking noise when he does a u turn. The bike has 5,200 miles on it. I have heard that the clutch on this bike can make a noise like that. Without hearing the noise, can anyone voice an opinion on this? This bike is in immaculate condition and has been well maintained.
 

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At some points in the clutches slip zone at very low speeds the clutch can send a rattle down the whole driveline all the way to the final drive causing a heavy rattle or knock.

This also happens with chain drives but is amplified in shafties as there is not the 'elastic' element of chain slack.
 

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he is looking for a better deal

with 5200 mil on the bike the clutch is OK
unless it's been ridden hard
 
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he is looking for a better deal

with 5200 mil on the bike the clutch is OK
unless it's been ridden hard
Do not think the buyer is looking for a better deal. Just concerned.
I was thinking of re-setting the valve lash. Do you think that the engine can be turned over by removing the spark plugs, putting the engine in gear and moving the rear tire by hand to get to the marks on the fly wheel?
 

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... Do you think that the engine can be turned over by removing the spark plugs, putting the engine in gear and moving the rear tire by hand to get to the marks on the fly wheel?
Yes, that can be done but it is easier to use the bolt on the front end of the crankshaft by removing the cap. Both the cap and the crankshaft bolt are 17 mm.
 

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You only need to remove the 2 screws at the bottom to remove the grille.

Usually the port can be accessed without even doing that.

You need to be a gorilla to rotate these from the back wheel. Front of crank is easy.
 

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I did readjust the lash on the valves. Had not done it in quite a while. Each valve was about .002" loose. Quieter now. There must be a special tool to tighten the lock nut and hold that tiny adjusting bolt.
I did as CXPHREAK said. Not too hard to get at the crank.
 
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