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1Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty mechanical noise Wed Dec 07, 2022 4:50 pm

attitude

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Bike, K1100LT 1996, has been sitting for 2 weeks under its cover outside.  Finally got a warm dry day in portland Oregon and took bike to work.  12 mile ride warmed it up well.
At idle I now have a mechanical noise every 10 seconds, did not hear that at cold start up.  Very quick almost like an ignition miss but a mechanical noise.

Could this be the sprag clutch?  Pulling the clutch in does not change anything, still an intermittent noise.

thanks for sharing any advice or similar experience.

Jerome

    

2Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:35 pm

Arlina

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It's not the sprag.
Possible the cup of the generator, where the monkeynuts are.

Number 2;
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/nl/showparts?id=0522-EUR-05-1995-89V2-BMW-K_1100_RS_0522,0532_&diagId=12_0771

While you have the generator out, check the axle on radial play.


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3Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:06 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Arlina wrote:It's not the sprag.
Possible the cup of the generator, where the monkeynuts are.

Number 2;
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/nl/showparts?id=0522-EUR-05-1995-89V2-BMW-K_1100_RS_0522,0532_&diagId=12_0771

While you have the generator out, check the axle on radial play.
Monkey nutz are the first place I would check as well.  Sprags just slip, rather than make a bunch of noise.

While the bearings aren't normally a problem, it's worth checking while the alternator is out.


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4Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Thu Dec 08, 2022 1:25 am

Laitch

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Point-Seven-five wrote:
Arlina wrote:It's not the sprag.
Possible the cup of the generator, where the monkeynuts are.
Monkey nutz are the first place I would check as well.  Sprags just slip, rather than make a bunch of noise.
attitude indicates this noise is made once every 10 seconds at ≈1000rpm which doesn't quite characterize it as a bunch. attitude also indicates that it's a mechanical noise but not whether it's a bing, ting, tink, tick, clang, clack, clunk, or knock, nor whether it falls into the category of cymbal, claves, castanets, cowbell, rimshot, gavel, grandfather clock or metronome. Perhaps the character of that noise could take center stage in the discussion. Laughing


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5Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:05 pm

attitude

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Well now the noise is every 3 seconds and sounds like a small hammer hitting metal softly. Idle surging a bit. Thinking that alternator bearings and or monkey nuts might be failing. Sound familiar?
Its been 34 degrees in the morning and bike stored outside under mc cover.

    

6Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:16 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Do you have someplace warm where you can work on this bike?  Pull the alternator off and check the monkey knutz and run the engine without it.  That will give another data point that might help us figure out what is going on.

Right now, what you are describing is not something that very few if any of the inmates have personally experienced.  Diagnosing an intermittent noise from a couple thousand miles away is difficult without some tests and inspections.  I know that I could really use some information on the status of your alternator.


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Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:00 pm

Laitch

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What you can do without too much effort is check each spark plug to be sure its installed securely and inspect the coil wire connection to each spark plug to verify secure attachment to the plug. They shouldn't wiggle.


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8Back to top Go down   mechanical noise Empty Re: mechanical noise Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:27 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Or, as I discovered, exhaust stud issue left an exhaust flange los and occasionally rattling. It sounded like monkey nuts. So go under the head and check all the exhaust headers for studs and no loose flanges rattling.


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1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
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