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Hey all!

I have a question which might not be drivetrain related. Now, this may be completely normal, but I never heard this clicking sound before that I am currently hearing up front, so I'm going to ask anyway:

When I'm at a stop (in gear or in neutral), and I start to roll onto the throttle, there's a slight clicking sound. Once I'm up to speed (5mph > ), it goes away. It's definitely up front, and it sounds like the front fender is making contact with something. I have checked under the front fender, all the wires look tidy and nothing seems to be interfering, clearance is good. This is noticeable when the bike is turned off and rolling, too. It's specifically low speed movements that I notice it. It just seems abnormal to me, I've never heard this up until now and I have had the bike since May.

Couple things to note:

- I'm average weight (170 lbs)
- Bike has no modifications.
- Front tire is the stock Michelin

I can't figure out what it is! I'm new to bikes so it may be an extremely simple adjustment.
 

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Thanks! I'll check it out when I go for a ride later. If that's not it, any other ideas that you could think of?
 

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Also check your caliper bolts. I had hat clicking sound but in an old bike. Don't this could happen on a relatively new bike but check anyways.
 

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I had the same clicking noise on my bike as well.. same place right in the front under the speedometer. It would also click when im going over a small bump or when im coming out of a drive way... I didnt worry about it to much and i havent heard it click for the past 1500 miles. I have about 2600 miles on the bike. It just suddenly went away for me. I hope this helps in some way. Ride safe out there fellas. = )
 

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Update on this issue: It is progressively getting much worse. Definitely taking it in soon to have it looked at.

I notice that with more continuous riding, the "click" because much more apparent. As in, when I start riding it's not an issue, but after maybe an hour of riding the bike starts behaving differently.

The other day I was slowing to a stop, and the clicking was more evident than it ever has been. At first it was an issue I could just barely hear, but could feel something going on near the front of wheel. Now, it's very audible. You can clearly hear the noise over the exhaust and city noise. Fanning the clutch, or slightly releasing it, seems to alleviate the problem mostly, but I have to keep the clutch partly engaged which makes me concerned about wear on the clutch plate. I think it could be an issue with first gear, because that's the gear it's most apparent - but it does do it a little bit in neutral.
 

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That is unusual. Sounds like something making noise inside the engine. Take it to your local dealer, and let the service techs look at it. It's still under warranty, right?
 

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sounds like clutch chatter.. ive had this on my GTR after putting a aftermarket one.. but Never stock...
 

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That is unusual. Sounds like something making noise inside the engine. Take it to your local dealer, and let the service techs look at it. It's still under warranty, right?
Yep, still under warranty. It's about to go in for its 10k service. So hopefully after they do the valve adjustment and take a look at this video, they can get it taken care of.
 

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Yep, still under warranty. It's about to go in for its 10k service. So hopefully after they do the valve adjustment and take a look at this video, they can get it taken care of.
Say WHAT ?!?!? :eek:

My owners manual says the first valve-adjustment check is at 26,600 miles!
 

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Say WHAT ?!?!? :eek:

My owners manual says the first valve-adjustment check is at 26,600 miles!
Oops! My bad, I misspoke. I was under the impression they checked the valves at around 12k.

I did take the bike into the dealership. It took sometime for me to try and figure out how to replicate the issue, but eventually I got the bike to do it. Mechanics said they've never heard or seen anything like this before... Doesn't sound good to me. They're going to do a diagnostic on the bike this week, so I will update what happens there.
 

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I had the same issue with my R3 with only 6K miles, I took it to the dealer and had to get a rebuild done under warranty. Because the camshaft bearing was no good and ended up sizing my engine.
 

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Dumb question.... did you ever double check the torque on your front axle bolts? It will generate a very similar clicking noise when power (weight distribution) changes, abrupt stops with motor on and off etc.

~20ft lbs it'll generate significant clicking and cause your line to sometimes feel "off" or like you can't hold a line properly. Usually gets worse over time too, just a thought as to check the simple things first :).
 
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