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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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How paranoid am I?

So i have been having a slight knock that i have been trying to track down. Along with that i have been having what sounds like a grinding noise when i on the throttle. i have changed over to mcct's seeing if that remidied the problem. Did not change anything. Today i changed the oil to see if there was any metal particles, but once again nothing. It sounds like it is coming from the front bottom of the case.

I know the balancer is down there, but like i said no plastic or metal coming from the oil.

So like the heading says. Am i just worrying over nothing, or am i hearing the beginning of the end of my balancer or some other part.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 12:03 AM
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If it is coming from the right-bottom of the engine it could be the water impeller. To my understand it is a fairly easy fix, and doesn't require an engine pull.

Edit: Change? what was I thinking.

I'm doing mine soon. It makes noise, but has since I got the bike.

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Ill have to do some research on that one. Never even thought of that. I take it that its not to big of a deal since youve had the noise for awhile. Is there a way to check that. Thanks mick.
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How's your battery. I had something similar happen, and it would even die on me. I read somewhere that if the battery is weak it can cause all sorts of issues with the bike running. I changed the battery, and no more problem.

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Ill have to do some research on that one. Never even thought of that. I take it that its not to big of a deal since youve had the noise for awhile. Is there a way to check that. Thanks mick.
You need to pull the stator cover. It's a $50 or so operation I believe.

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Kawa Part # 	Ref #	Description
-----------	------	--------------
59256-1058 	59256	IMPELLER
670D1509 	670A	O RING,9MM
11060-1090	11009C	GASKET,CLUTCH COVER
49063-1057	49063	SEAL-MECHANICAL
Subtotal: $59.40 (RonAyers)

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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