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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

SV1000 grinding noise on slow down

HELP!!  I have a 2004 SV1000, it has recently started to make a strange and expensive sounding noise.  If I accelerate hard then come off the throttle there is the sound of metal grinding somewhere down by my left foot.  The same occurs if I come down through the gearbox and the revs are kept up etc.  It seems worse when the engine is cold.

I've done about 15000 miles on it and generally kept iot in good nick!

 

Any ideas?

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

grinding noise

Can only suggest checking the oil level and the chain and sprockets,if their ok it sounds expensive.:shock:

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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

Grinding noise

Yeah I thought about the engine oil and it was low, but still within the lines.  I topped it up anyhow but it hasn't fixed the problem.

Not sure how to check the sprockets etc.  If it's not that is it going to be the gearbox or clutch or something scary like that?

BTW I should have said it's fine on acceleration, just when you come off the throttle that it makes the noise.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

SUZUKI SV 1000 2004

Hi Richie

With you saying the noise is coming from the left by your foot.The first thing that comes to mind is the drive sprocket and its case.The case has on its inside a metal plate sandwiching a rubber damper and deadening plate.This may have come loose,or the drive sprocket nut has backed off?.Also check the chain is not rubbing in there as well.I know you say its at your left foot,but sometimes sounds are not where you think they are.So check your rear brake pads are not on the metal.Good Luck

K.C.:tongue:

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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

Grinding

Cheers kcmc, I wondered about the brakes and checked that, but they are fine, it is a much more mechanical rotating kind of noise.  I think it's by my left foot somewhere?!

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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

Grinding

Cheers kcmc, I wondered about the brakes and checked that, but they are fine, it is a much more mechanical rotating kind of noise.  I think it's by my left foot somewhere?!

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Remove

Front sprocket case and check in there!!

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

grinding

I had this issue with a GSXR400 years and years ago.

It turned out to be the gearbox output shaft (the shatf the gearbox sprocket sits on) bearing had failed. I could move the sprocket backwards and forwards by hand.

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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

Expensive grinding

Cheers, that sounds like the sort of thing that would do it, I guessed under acceleration the chain would tension more and as I come off the throttle loose stuff will wobble about!  I'll have a look and let y'all know. 

 Thanks everyone.

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RichieLH

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RichieLH says:

Grinding update!

Hi, I have worked out that if you pull the clutch in the grinding noise stops!  Am having a good look this weekend

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