WR 426 Loud Intermittent Rattle From Right Side

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  • nnamssorxela

Posted October 07, 2012 - 12:00 PM


Well guys, I'm just frustrated beyond belief at this point. I obviously don't know how to work on this bike. It is stuck in gear and the shift lever will not budge. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I followed the manual and thought everything went well. Any suggestions?

The good news is that the idle is buttery smooth, and the rattle is gone, so I guess it's a start.


EDIT: I'm an idiot. I took the clutch off to take a peak and as I expected, the shift shaft arm was not over the little pin, but beside it. It must have wiggled it's way loose when I had the side cover off. Time to drain the fluids and pull the cover off again. This sure has been a learning experience for me, and on the brighter side of things I'm getting really good at changing oil, coolant, clutch plates, and pulling that side cover off. :bonk:

Edited by nnamssorxela, October 07, 2012 - 02:47 PM.

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  • nnamssorxela

Posted October 08, 2012 - 01:39 PM


I just got back from a short ride. I'd like to thank everyone for their help and putting up with my incessant questions and thinking out loud. The bike is much quieter (no rattling!) and I finally have some peace of mind, at least until the next issue pops up.

Thanks again and happy riding :ride:


  • MANIAC998

Posted October 08, 2012 - 04:55 PM


Hang in there Alex! We all started out as newbie mechanics at one time! Glad to hear you've got it working well. :thumbsup:


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