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  1. thewestwood

    Stange noise when riding with passenger

    Ok so just an update, I went for a cruise with a passenger today. I seems to actually be only doing this noise in 4th and 5th gear, didn't hear it at all in 1,2 or 3. Not sure what that means but makes me think it has something to do with the tranny or clutch. But again not positive... why would the extra weight cause a random clanking noise only in 4 or 5th gear? Anyways thanks for all the help here guys appreciate the feedback
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    Stange noise when riding with passenger

    Cool thanks ridngslikecrack. I will look into all of this, hopefully it's not too bad! We'll see, I'm out in the middle of Cambodia so maybe worst case scenario a new sprocket and a tack weld might do the trick
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    Stange noise when riding with passenger

    Ahh so maybe the extra weight could be causing the sprocket to strip the splines a bit?? That'd be bad but maybe could explain the sound, is there a way to tell when the bike is stationary?? just looking at the splines I guess. And if it is the case is there something to do to further prevent it or just a new drive shaft! (or maybe just new sprocket)? Sorry if I'm messing up the terminology here I'm a bit of a newbie like I said haha.
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    Stange noise when riding with passenger

    Thanks for the reply Mike38, I'm reallyyy sure that it's nothing to do with the tires, but thanks for the suggestion. It's a really distinct sound and only comes pretty randomly (and kinda loudly too), while cruising at a steady pace. I have no idea but it obviously has to do with the extra weight. I had the chain looked at by a pro here, and for some really weird reason it actually get's looser as it goes down (even the guy looking at it from the bike shop was stumped), but he thinks it may have to do with a modification to the rear suspension from a previous owner - so yea weird, it actually gets a bit looser as it goes lower and tightens as it sits freely... weird, I know. It sounds like it's coming from the front sprocket (general area) so not sure - it could be something in the tranny, sprocket, engine, not sure...
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    Stange noise when riding with passenger

    Thanks for the info MCVL, I had an idea from my research that the Djebel was only out here in Asia (living in Cambodia at the moment), I weigh about 180 lb, and with the average passenger (about 140 I'd guess) that'd be like 320lb or so. If that is the case - the engine screaming, what would it sound like?? The sound it's making is really specific and is kind of a 'clanking' (almost like something is smacking around a little bit), do you think it's something I should be seriously worried about when taking a passenger? thanks again for the help
  6. Hey all, I am a bit of a newbie to the forum and dirt bikes in general, but I do have some knowledge and I've owned a motorcycle all my life. But, I have a 250 Djebel (very similar to the DR 250), and there is a strange noise that randomly happens but only when I'm riding with a passenger, cant' seem to figure it out. It's like some sort of clanking (almost like there is something metal bouncing around in the engine or trans somewhere). At first I thought it was the chain bouncing around too much, and it was a bit loose, so I tightened to the right specs. Still nothing. It happens when I'm in like 4th or 5th gear cruising pretty steady usually. Any advice here at all would be amazing. Thanks guys.
  7. Hey all, I am a bit of a newbie to the forum and dirt bikes in general, but I do have some knowledge and I've owned a motorcycle all my life. But, I have a 250 Djebel (very similar to the DR 250), and there is a strange noise that randomly happens but only when I'm riding with a passenger, cant' seem to figure it out. It's like some sort of clanking (almost like there is something metal bouncing around in the engine or trans somewhere). At first I thought it was the chain bouncing around too much, and it was a bit loose, so I tightened to the right specs. Still nothing. It happens when I'm in like 4th or 5th gear cruising pretty steady usually. Any advice here at all would be amazing. Thanks guys.
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