2007 KLR 650. Grinds when I pull the clutch lever in. I had recently switched off to the rotella oil after reading on some forums. Didn't happen till after. Clutch lever feels a little loose as well, doesn't snap back after releasing. Any suggestions?
Your oil is fine. Many use exactly that. Need more description of the noise.
Dose it sound like gears grinding or like bird wings flapping when you scare up a flock?
Does it happen:
While accelerating/decelerating with out pulling the lever?
while stopped in gear with the lever pulled?
While letting the lever out to engage the clutch?
While going from neutral into first?
How much free play do you have in the lever before the engage/disengage point:
Half the range?
Almost the full range?
Not enough information as to when and how it occurs. Most bikes which come here have lever pivots which are as dry as popcorn. If they haven't been cleaned and greased and the noise is in the lever, .....I'd service them regardless.
Pay attention to the toggle which connects the clutch inner cable to the lever. It needs to be clean and greased also. I'm convinced that is the main cause of cables breaking.
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