... from happening next weekend when I swap in a new trans and clutch?
For about five years, about the time I was weened off my mother's teet, my TOB has always made this noise at idle. I'm tired of it, it's been there with three different clutches and three different TOBs. I assume it's the noise of it spinning with the PP, but maybe too much play between them. I've tried adjusting the engagement rod to get the slave to apply more pressure to the fork but it's never seemed to cure it. Should I just make sure everything that needs molybdenum grease has got a could coating? (fork, input shaft, bearing tabs)
Hydraulic clutches leave just a little pressure on the fork, allowing the bearing to touch the clutch, when it spins, it is also slipping on the clutch fingers, and that's the noise. You could put a spring on the fork that would just slightly pull the bearing off the clutch, but pull it too far back and disengagement will feel sloppy.
Yeah, I know the TOB is always spinning, but wtf am I doing so wrong where my **** always sounds like this? Maybe when I swap in the new trans it'll help make this noise go away by having tighter forkage?
Same here! I'm really interested to see what people have to say about this because i'm sick of that sound too. I have everything apart right now and have the ability to try a suggestion if anyone has it. Engine is going back in this weekend.
I've only really put grease on the input shaft, but a generous coating where the bearing and fork meet as well as the splines of the input shaft make sense. it really could just be the bearing rattling around.
oh it's possible it's the trans, it's bad and it's getting swapped as well. but it seems as soon as there's the slightest pressue on the fork, the noise goes away, which makes me think it's the TOB rattling within the forkz.