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Nov 08

Posts: 2

Glennhonda says:

Strange sounds from my Honda Pan European..

I was wondering if you can help. To explain... 6 weeks ago I bought a new Pan Euro from Fowlers of Bristol. After 3 weeks I started to notice, when the bike was warmed up/hot, a clucking/knocking sound when pulling away (sounded like it was coming from the gearbox or shaft area). This would go when the clutch was fully...

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Jan 08

Posts: 7538

kcmc says:


Hi Glennhonda

I have been intrigued and thinking about this for some days now.First thing was.

  • I took the bike to Fowlers and they found the shaft tensioner was way-out so they corrected it.

You see i have worked on the older ST1100 and that didn't have a shaft tensioner.So i thought i would take a look on the micro fiche for ST Pan 1300 but no, no sign of a shaft tensioner there.So i was meeting my brother for tea today and he is a top Honda technician working in a main Honda dealers.So i asked him about the shaft tensioner and he told me what i had thought all along it hasn't got one?.So i asked him about the clunking knocking sound pulling away and he tells me it is quite common as it is the traction control kicking in and some people don't know what it is.So your bike is probably O.K. but i would have thought Fowlups of Bristol would have been able to supply you with this info and not bull shit you about shaft tensioners.

Good Luck

K.C.and the sunshine band:tongue:

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Jan 08

Posts: 5770

steve.g says:

i was also

intrigued by a "shaft tensioner". hmmm

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