Rattle noise under rough acceleration 950 Adv

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  1. Pedaler

    Pedaler Shop Rag

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    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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  2. bomose

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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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  3. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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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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  4. ABuck99

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    :thumb

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  5. Scribe

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    Check your chain tension
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  6. Pedaler

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    I checked it when I first got it. I'll take a look at it again.
    Thanks gang. :beer
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  7. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Check the clutch, do you get a slight judder?
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  8. Pedaler

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    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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