Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomePublicationsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Clunking and Rubbing!!!!

Go down 
AuthorMessage
monty662
Prospect
avatar


PostSubject: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:58 am

I have had my VZ800 Marauder for about a month now, and over the past few days there has been an increase in noise from the gear/chain housing.....

At low speeds it sounds like the chain is rubbing, and also there is a clunking noise coming from the same area.

I did read somewhere that the chain can become stiff in places and therefore not follow the sprocket...I don't know...

It has only done 20K Kms so things can't be wearing out already!!!!
Back to top Go down
Ken1964
Valued Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:18 pm

A chain can be stretched due to riding habits extremely quickly.
Back to top Go down
alfie92
Very Valued VIP Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:57 pm

Jack the rear wheel up off the floor and slowly turn the wheel to see if you have any tight parts in the chain,this is the easy way to check it.Also check the rear sprocket for hooked teeth,they should be straight,these are things you can do without getting your spanners out to delve further.
Back to top Go down
simbo
.. Mechanical Tart .. .. Site Moderator ..
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:56 pm

Sounds like a Seized Link?
Back to top Go down
fat intruder
Very Valued VIP Member
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:20 pm

20k on a chain wow that's good going my bike eats em up hahaha although it has a little bit more power than your vz I would agree with the others check your chain and sprockets do you keep the chain lube up? is the chain sagging you might need to adjust it  by putting the rear wheel back a bit
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:22 pm

I used to have to adjust my chains every dew rides, probably a cheap chains. Oh OK then they always were. Worked out expensive in the long run though as I would have to buy another cheap chain occasionally along with sprockets as well.
Back to top Go down
Two-Bears
* VZ Guru *
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:07 am

Hello Ian,
I agree with the comments about the chain the guys have said,,, the chain on the VZ800 is quite long and if not maintained and the chain free play kept within spec it can have a lot of excess free play,,,,,, at the front of the swing arm on the left side is a shaped/moulded rubber buffer intended to stop the chain clattering the swing arm,,, at lower speeds stop start town riding speeds, if the chain is worn/loose it can flap around a lot as you go on/off the throttle the chain whips,,, I have replaced a few of the shaped/moulded rubber buffers as they ware through and also they appear to rot over time plus all the snot and clagg that gets deposited on it from the chain lube e.t.c speeds up the rubber decay,,,,, when this shaped/moulded rubber buffer wares through the chain can be heard rubbing and when the chain whips it wallops the swing arm giving a clunk,,,,, it is well worth checking this shaped/moulded rubber buffer mate,,, it tends to ware through at the top and can score the swing arm quite badly,,, if it is worn and you need to replace it you will also have to sort the chain,,, I have a quality DID chain and scott oiler on my VZ800.
Hope this is of some help mate.
Back to top Go down
monty662
Prospect
avatar


PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:03 am

Thanks for all the advice guys....I have taken it on board and I will look at it at the weekend...only time I have spare!!!!!

Will let you know the outcome...

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Clunking and Rubbing!!!!   

Back to top Go down
 
Clunking and Rubbing!!!!
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: Gearing & Final Drive-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» new to this board - VX 800 in Europ-version
by malaga Yesterday at 9:20 pm

» cam chain timing marks on stator ?
by cidere Yesterday at 10:36 am

» My Baby has arrived
by fat intruder Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:25 pm

» Hello from USA Eastern coast
by ardie Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:25 pm

» northworks custom motorcycles from Portugal
by ardie Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:24 pm

» Custom Suzuki Intruder 800 by Northworks motorcycles
by peardrop3 Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:11 pm

» Saddlemen Profiler on Suzuki Intruder C800 / VL800
by Richard Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:27 am

» The mystery of the Intruder 800 Highway bars
by MikeKKim Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 pm

» Eatting through sparks
by trevski Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:07 am

» hellow from kerry
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm

» Hello
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:56 pm

» Hello from a newbe
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:38 pm

» hello from pembrokeshire
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:32 pm

» When the bastards grind you down I find this helps.
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 pm

» Hi from Finland!
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:10 pm

» Hello
by fat intruder Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:54 pm

» Just built me a bobber from a VL800
by OldManYam Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:17 pm

» Home-Made Rotor Resurfacing (Read "Red-Neck Refurb!")
by bagtoracer68 Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 pm

» VX 800 Oil level
by BudPotter Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:48 am

» Needle Placement
by badtazboy Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password