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PostSubject: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 pm

Since I am a newbie at this and I am pending knee surgery but not just wanting the bike to sit in the backyard, I have been going out and riding it in a large circle. I have a fairly sized backyard I can do this in.

Fast and slow acceleration. I would let off on the throttle going into the turn then slowly accelerate coming out of the turn. I’m sure you can visualize that.

I wanted to test the emergency brake from a dead stop so I engaged it then gave it some gas. It did roll forward but immediately I got a squeal from the rear end. It subsided when I let off the throttle. I disengaged the emergency brake but the squeal continued every time I applied the gas. I drove around the backyard three more times and every time I gave it gas there was that squeal coming from the rear end.

Well dang it! Have I broken my Silverwing? I thought testing the emergency brake versus acceleration was a good test but maybe it wasn’t now. Of course I’ve been going around in circles often on for half an hour so maybe that might’ve overheated the clutch also?

I watched a video on YouTube about clutch squeal and think this may be it.

My bike has just under 8000 miles and probably has never been serviced except for oil and battery.

I found a fellow here in Abilene, he has a motorcycle repair shop (he’s been in business over 30 years), who will replace the front and rear tires change the oil and do a tuneup for $500. So I’m not too worried because I’m sure that he could repair any damage I’ve done.

I parked it and will try it again tomorrow and see if the squeal is still there.

Have any of you experienced this?
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 01, 2019 4:18 am

Emergency Brake? There is parking brake on SilverWing! Clutch squeal----can be gotten rid of by running engine up against reg. brakes. Save your $500----over 90,000 SilverWing miles for...they do not need tune up-----Drive belts at 15,000 miles or so, maybe new plug at 50,000 plus miles---oil change at least a couple of time a year---I do filter every other oil change---Both filter and oil I get at WalMart. Tires shop on price----but remember removing rear wheel time consuming and pain in butt.

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 01, 2019 5:26 am

Do you think this could be belt squeal? There's a lot of info here regarding belt squeal...(which I tolerated for a long time).......until I replaced the clutch bell which was badly scored from a previous owner running the shoes down to the metal! I suspect I was also getting clutch noise
but it was difficult to tell amongst all the squealing and juddering.

Anyhow, replacing the clutch bell seems to have cured all the noises and I now ride in smooth to speak.

Maybe get your contact to have a look at the clutch assembly. Maybe an inspection and clean up will solve the issue. I doubt you've done any damage using your parking brake test unless there was something amiss in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 01, 2019 7:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 01, 2019 7:50 am

8000 miles: going around in circles is great but not the best workout for the bike. You need to give it a good hard run at speed to shake the cobwebs. The belt squeal is probably caused by glazing: If you gun the engine with the brakes on, not parking brakes !, it might get rid of that glazing and cure the squeal.
We've all done that at some point: I have done it myself, but knowing what it is, I just ignore it now.
And, like John says, save your money !
I am curious: What year is it ?

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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 02, 2019 8:44 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
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I like that. One must sometimes engage brain before opening mouth it's difficult at times.

Donuts are great glazed but not clutch shoes or belt.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch Squeal?    Clutch Squeal?  I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2019 11:07 am

I agree with Mech 1 twa, Good one Cosmic_Jumper thumbs up
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