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Old 01-12-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Rattle noise under rough acceleration 950 Adv

New to me 05 950 Adv. 30k mi. I spent some time searching the forum for the same problem.
Under aggressive acceleration when in rough conditions there is a sound which sound like the tranny is gonna rattle itself apart. Kind of like extreme cam chain noise that I've experienced on my klx. It seems like it may do it a tiny bit on the Tarmac but just barely if at all. It's exacerbated nailing it at lower rpms. Lugging it? ~3-4k rpms. It's clunky. The rattle even seemed to be present during rough descents where I was maybe working the rear brake to hard. This is the point where you tell me that most adventures do this. Seems more to the bottom. If I had to pick a side I'd say to the right. Everything seems tight. Skid plate swingarm wheel etc.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:39 PM   #2
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They all do that. At least mine did. My 990 doesn't do it as much as my '04 950. Annoying, but no problem.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:13 AM   #3
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They do all do it. A loose drive chain can make it worse; check the tension. Loose cush drive rubbers can also do that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
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They do all do it. A loose ( or worn out) drive chain can make it worse; check the tension. Loose cush drive rubbers can also do that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
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Check your chain tension
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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Right on

I checked it when I first got it. I'll take a look at it again.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
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Check the clutch, do you get a slight judder?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
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Judder

Hmm. No judder...It doesn't seem to do anything but make racket. Clutch bolts? I guess that's easy enough to check. Garage night tonight so I'll go through the list.
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