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I have an 05 1300 C and just started to notice the engine (I think) making a horrible clinking noise. The only thing I have on the bike is JCW pipes (concerning the drivetrain) made sure they were tight.

The noise sounds like a wooden pencil being violently struck against the top edge of an empty soda can! I hear it when taking off and when at Wide Open Throttle!

Thanks for the pointers,
Scott
 

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Any chance you purchased a windshield recently? Engine sounds focus back on the rider.

That said, the transmission can make a godawful sound on occasion. Thing is, it shouldn't last. If it does take it back to the dealer. They will be as mystified as you :)

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Nope no shield! And I normally don't get on the throttle that much so I never noticed on accel. Untill today I have only heard it when taking off from a dead stop not rolling.
 

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Nanuk said:
Any chance you purchased a windshield recently? Engine sounds focus back on the rider.
Nanuk

Ye, I learned that about a minute after i rode the first time with my shield on. I was like, is something wrong with my engine? :shock: :shock:
 

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Haven't heard it in a long time, but once or twice at very low speed early on (U turn on a highway a few years ago), heard a sound like all the gears were loose and banging around in a bucket with a couple of broken bottles. Can't even begin to imagine what was going on down there. Backing off the throttle caused the sound to go away and the transmission to engage. Always liked a drive train with a personality but that nevertheless heals itself.

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You might check to make sure the heat shield positioning tabs by the head pipe flanges have the insulators on them. Mine disappeared and heat shields rattle/ping now. You can test by bumping them (when cold) with your hand. I read somewhere that heat shrink tubing will work there (I think it would have to be heavier than the typical pastel colored stuff), or, I was considering making them from some silicone sparkplug wire.

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