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Old 08-27-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question Kawasaki Ninja 650R Riders

Just wondering if you guys/gals that own the 2007 Ninja650R, have any noise coming from around the transmission/gearbox only in 1st gear? I only hear this small amount of noise in first gear when I'm idling up to a stop or small popping noise when taking off. None of the other gears make this noise.

Other riders are welcome to answer if you have the same experience on your rides.

1. Is this typical?
2. Could it be chain related?
3. Is the first gear junk?
4. Have you guys/gals experienced this low level noise?




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Old 08-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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I haven't noticed anything like that on mine. Sry
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I haven't noticed anything like that on mine. Sry
No problem. Just trying to get some answers before taking it into the shop.
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when i had mine i remember that everyone talking about 1st to 2nd gear was harder/louder... but i dont remember anything else...

try posting this on riderforums in the 650R section
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Wait a second popping noise I bet if you adjust your chain. I know what you are talking about
Adjusted chain and currently running 3/4" to 1" slack. Calmed the noise. Been told to also check the front sprocket for looseness. Will do that tomorrow.

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Have someone else ride it and get a 2nd opinion on what they hear
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is your chain good and lubed? how many miles on your chain? have you put it up on a rear stand and spun the tire to check for binding links?
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Have someone else ride it and get a 2nd opinion on what they hear
Will do. Another good advice.
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Ya I'd put it on a stand that supports the arm so the arm isnt hanging and changing the position of the chain.

Without load on that chain it will sound/act differently but you should be able to see the chain jump around in first gear. Check the chain as you spin it for significant tight/loose spots and for chain links that are kinked/tight.

Those noises can go away with speed.
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Adjusted chain and currently running 3/4" to 1" slack. Calmed the noise. Been told to also check the front sprocket for looseness. Will do that tomorrow.

Thanks for those that have posted.

Let me know if you need help with that. I've got a rear stand and I just changed my front sprocket last night. So I've still got the breaker bar and pipe to loosen it or tighten it. Got a chain brush and lube if you need it too.
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