2013 F700GS engine knocking sound

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jmrobyou, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. jmrobyou

    jmrobyou Adventurer

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    Hey everyone, i got my brand new 2013 F700GS Osta grey from dealer last Friday.

    my issue with the engine knocking sound is:

    When i start the bike, it sounds good, barely can hear any knocking sound from engine. After ride for a while, stop and put in neutral, i can hear sort of knocking sound from engine, but when i hold the clutch, the knocking sound disappears, release the clutch, the knocking sound comes back. when i am in gear, no knocking sound from engine.

    is it normal? i am kind of worry about this thing because the bike only has about 120 miles on it now. Maybe i am too sensitive to the motorcycle engine sound. this is my first bike.

    I took to the dealer, the mechanic took it out for a spin, after he came back, he told me about he felt the engine had a little bit of rattle in low RPM, but he said it's normal. in terms of the knocking sound, he think that's normal as well.

    What do you guys think? Anyone has similar experience on F700GS or F800GS?

    Thanks for you help : )
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  2. Hucker

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    Normal...do a search on "clutch rattle" on this bike. It's normal. As long as it goes away when you pull in the clutch, it sounds like the issue that has been discussed in this forum before. Enjoy your ride!
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  3. corriej

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    I have a 2010 F800GS with 30,000km on the clock.

    It has been doing this from new.

    Corrie
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  4. jmrobyou

    jmrobyou Adventurer

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    alright, thank you guys.

    i guess i just need to live with it, hope it won't cause problem in future.

    i got mine $500 off from MSRP, do you guys think it's a good deal?

    the bike already has 17 miles on it when i bought it.
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  5. too old for dirt

    too old for dirt Been here awhile

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    Don't worry, be happy. You have a warranty!

    Ride it like you stole it
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  6. jmrobyou

    jmrobyou Adventurer

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    You are right, i will slap the bitch like a champion :D
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  7. Hucker

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    $500 off and 17 miles both seem reasonable. Mine had 13miles and I negotiated for $250 off plus first few services free back in 2010. Works out about the same when all is said and done. They wouldn't budge much on my wife's 650GS because they couldn't keep the low/low models on the floor this summer.
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  8. Danzo

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    My 700gs does this also. Pull clutch goes away. Does it when warm and idling in neutral, but not when idling while cold. Got a top case installed as a part of the deal and a very good price on my trade in. I was pleased.
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  9. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Normal.
    Picture nine fibrous discs, and 7 metal discs, like these.....
    [​IMG]


    After the engine gets hot during operation, the aluminum basket that houses them expands a little..... oil gets thinner, and as sit in neutral, you get what is called, or commently referred to basket rattle. It stops as you pull the clutch, putting pressure on the plates, or should I say discs, therefore the rattle sizes.
    [​IMG]
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  10. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    Great explanation! Thanks!
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  11. GrayOwl

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    My 2013 has the same "noise," and also is the "fast ostra-gray" color.
    Zero problems with 2100+ miles on the clock.
    My 2012 Yamaha Super-Tenere' had the same noise characteristic, same basic engine architecture.
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  12. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Your quite welcome guys....
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  13. marxcr

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    One more with same issue. Was gonna hit the dealer running tomorrow but as it seems to be a known issue will wait until the 5k km revision. Just came out of the 1k km rev so I was worried they left something loose. Maybe the noise was there before but I just noticed at 1.2k km.
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