08 wr450f clutch noise

Hello All,

I recently bought a new 08 wr450f and have followed the break-in instructions from the manual. This is new to me, as I have always bought used bikes. I now have well over 500 miles on this bike, and I still notice a clutch noise (slight rubbing sound) when the clutch lever is pulled in. The clutch and the gears are fairly smooth, so no problems with functionality. My brother rode it and noticed the same noise. Should I be concerned, or perform any checks, or is this normal for this bike and with new bikes?

Hello All,

I recently bought a new 08 wr450f and have followed the break-in instructions from the manual. This is new to me, as I have always bought used bikes. I now have well over 500 miles on this bike, and I still notice a clutch noise (slight rubbing sound) when the clutch lever is pulled in. The clutch and the gears are fairly smooth, so no problems with functionality. My brother rode it and noticed the same noise. Should I be concerned, or perform any checks, or is this normal for this bike and with new bikes?

Completely normal, new or old engine.

Completely normal, new or old engine.

+1....:banghead:

ye thats normal they make alot of noise

My 2008 makes clutch makes a lot of noise. sounds like a slight knocking...it goes as soon as I pull in the clutch lever..I have been told this is normal...

Hi

I was just looking through post as my 05 WR400 i just bought has a lot of clutch noise too. noise is not tobad when clutch lever is pull-in.

Do you know were i can get an online manual for this bike.

thanks guys.

It's normal that they make a growling sort of rattle at idle in neutral with the clutch lever released (out). That's just the transmission being rattled around by the single cylinder firing nature. But the OP said it makes this noise with the lever pulled IN. That is not normal, unless the bike is still in neutral at the time. Shouldn't really make any clutch noise in gear at at standstill.

I recently bought an '08 450 and have noticed a "slushy" sound in the transmission occasionally when I come to a stop and shift to neutral. It changes a little when I pull the clutch lever but is still there. Oil is clean and at the right level so I guess it is normal, I'm just paranoid of noises like that...

Hi

I was just looking through post as my 05 WR400 i just bought has a lot of clutch noise too. noise is not tobad when clutch lever is pull-in.

Do you know were i can get an online manual for this bike.

thanks guys.

It is in multi lingo so pick the one you can read also I think it is geared toward EU bikes.

http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/?r=0

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