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#1021330 - 10/21/18 07:52 PM Re: 2004 1150gs vibration and rough running [Re: mmaiers92]  
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Originally Posted by Patrick
Well my bike has been at the mechanic all week, and I finally spoke with him today. He has found nothing definitive other than it vibrates more than it should.

All of his diagnostics came back positive. I feel a bit vindicated, but a little sad because I feel as though maybe it will never run the same.


Afternoon Patrick

If your mechanic didn't find a smoking gun in the engine runability department has he removed the starter & checked the 3 clutch pressure plate straps & rotated the clutch disk within it's rotational play to check for excess spline wear?


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#1021358 - 10/22/18 01:21 AM Re: 2004 1150gs vibration and rough running [Re: mmaiers92]  
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I do not believe the engine came to an abrupt stop, im pretty sure I manually shut the engine off after it plopped

I installed new throttle cables and have ensured that they are properly seated, plus I have synced it and the mechanic has synced it and it comes out good and level

I have not removed the starter and looked into the clutch but I feel this is a good next area to check.

#1021360 - 10/22/18 01:50 AM Re: 2004 1150gs vibration and rough running [Re: mmaiers92]  
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The ride home from where the wheel fell off was about a half mile and I was not moving fast so if it was I didnt notice

The clutch slippage I think had more to do with my inexperience, or lack of finess, because i have been stuck in that hill many times now and havent over slipped the clutch

#1021371 - 10/22/18 11:37 AM Re: 2004 1150gs vibration and rough running [Re: mmaiers92]  
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Even taking inexperience into account, having to reduce engine RPM to get the clutch to grab doesn't sound right. Maybe a red herring, maybe not.

If you pull the starter you can check for input shaft wear. But my thoughts, looking at what happened, is that the wheel falling off somehow damaged the drivetrain/clutch.

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#1021417 - 10/22/18 08:15 PM Re: 2004 1150gs vibration and rough running [Re: mmaiers92]  
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I would be more willing to believe the clutch if it didnt shake so much at idle, unless its really out of balance. I really dont want to tear it apart on a goose chase... but maybe we will!

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