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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I’ve heard what an automobile motor sound like when it throwing the top end but not sure about a motorcycle. But that clacking or clattering sound I heard on my bike sounds like that. I’ve got a 02 V92TC deluxe with about 40k miles. The clattering started this morning and is only at low RPM. Can’t even tell if it’s coming from the motor or not. Thoughts?
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Might be the torque compensator getting a bit worn needing new wafer springs. Does it sound like the bike in the video below?

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My first thought was the compensator too.



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The video is a fairly close sound representation. Mine sound a little more metallic and is not constant. However, it might be in the early stages of the compensator going out. Any way to test it? Or just keep riding until it becomes constant? Is it a shade-tree mechanic fix or a haul it to the shop fix? Thanks for your replies.
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The video is a fairly close sound representation. Mine sound a little more metallic and is not constant. However, it might be in the early stages of the compensator going out. Any way to test it? Or just keep riding until it becomes constant? Is it a shade-tree mechanic fix or a haul it to the shop fix? Thanks for your replies.
If it is the compensator springs then you can simply get used to the sound it makes or see if you can still get the wafer springs. It's definitely a shade-tree mechanic type fix. The primary gasket is frequently reusable.

It not being a constant sound concerns me though. Is there any chance you can make a recording and post it here?

It's a 17 yo bike so I have no idea if the springs are the same as later models and are backward compatible. I hope so.

I have to remind myself my 04 KP is already 15 yo. It still rides like a much newer bike.
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I'll try to start working on a video. With it not being constant, it's hard to gauge when it will happen; plus, the couple times I heard it, it stopped when I stopped. Stay tuned and I'll see what I can do.
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If it is the compensator springs then you can simply get used to the sound it makes or see if you can still get the wafer springs. It's definitely a shade-tree mechanic type fix. The primary gasket is frequently reusable.

It not being a constant sound concerns me though. Is there any chance you can make a recording and post it here?

It's a 17 yo bike so I have no idea if the springs are the same as later models and are backward compatible. I hope so.

I have to remind myself my 04 KP is already 15 yo. It still rides like a much newer bike.
You know how noisy the 04 trannys are, miss my 04 KP and it's clanky tranny. I wonder if it is just the nature of the beast.

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