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Noisey Clutch???

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Hello. Just found this site so apologies if my question has been asked before.

I have recently bought a 2003 model KTM250EXC racing which has always had a fairly loud rumble noise which dissappears totally when you pull the clutch in. A mate of mine has a 525 with a similar noise but not as loud. Maybe I am getting paranoid but any ideas of what it could be????

:cry:

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No worries, that's normal for KTM's

They call it the "growl"

Yes Thumper Talk is great, but for pure KTM knowledge try this:

KTMTALK

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hi

i just recently bought an 03 450sx and believe me the clutch is noisy till you pull n the lever then it simmers down ..does not make any difference to the clutch performance or the bike for that matter hey whats a bit of noise..nice bike

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It is because they have straight cut gears in the tranny so when you pull the clutch in the tranny stops spinning and that is why your noise goes away

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ahh the infamous "KTM grumble" i had the same question when i was buying it and asked what the heck making sure i wasnt buying a bike not taken care of, no worries my friend, its the trademark for KTM's :cry:

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