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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Squeal noise when taking off from a stop

Hello! I own a AN400 K5. I just had a thousand dollars worth of work done to the clutch/rollers/belt at the end of last summer. They replaced everything under the sun if I remember right. I am now getting a squealing sound when I take off from a complete stop. This just started happening yesterday. It does not happen all the time, but it is getting more frequent. It sounds to me like a bad bearing, but I am not sure. Has anyone else every had this type of issue?
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It is probably clutch glazing and/or dust build up.

Try to avoid slipping your clutch too often to creep forward in traffic etc. and set off briskly at least a few times on each trip.

As a quick fix you can hold the bike on the brake and rev the engine to 4000/5000 revs for 3-4 seconds. I would not do it for much longer and I would not do it often as others advise - it is abusing the clutch - but it will often remove the immediate problem.
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this is a common issue with the 400, there are really only 2 permanent fixes, loud earphones or buy a 650 lotsa posts in history , for burgman squeal or whatever, and lotsa fights about deglazing or not, when I had my second 400 it squealed, but only for about 100 miles till it got run over by a ford f 250

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This is my standard recommendation for riding the 400...

Depending on riding style, terrain and load, the clutch pads have a tendency to heat up and glaze after a while, 5k-20k miles. It's not a big deal and happens on most CVTs. The glaze just needs to be sanded off. The shops I've had it done at charge $40-90. If you're at all good with your own maintenance, its not too difficult to do yourself.

To help prevent glazing, try to blip the throttle on take-off to 4500 rpm, then adjust your speed accordingly. This maneuver will engage the clutch quickly and limit heat buildup. You can't avoid heating the clutch altogether, but this technique will lessen the severity and extend the time between deglazings.

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when I had my second 400 it squealed, but only for about 100 miles till it got run over by a ford f 250
sorry, I had to laugh at the framing of that comment. Not laughing at the loss or any injuries you may have incurred. (also know that 3 people have died in the last 3 days in my town alone riding a mc. so I speak with reverence and awareness)... but that still struck me as funny.
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Hello! I own a AN400 K5. I just had a thousand dollars worth of work done to the clutch/rollers/belt at the end of last summer. They replaced everything under the sun if I remember right. I am now getting a squealing sound when I take off from a complete stop. This just started happening yesterday. It does not happen all the time, but it is getting more frequent. It sounds to me like a bad bearing, but I am not sure. Has anyone else every had this type of issue?
Yes common problem, but lets sort out exactly which problem that you have. First you say a squeal, then you say " It sounds to me like a bad bearing". So we have to figure out which it is. If it's a squeal, then it is what the previous posters have been saying. But a bad bearing does not squeal, it makes a growling sound. If it does make a growling sound, it will only do it while sitting still and also while taking off, but quit once the clutch engages. so listen to it and see if you detect a growl of a squeal.
Let us know. If you have a growl, then we will take that up at a later time.
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Quantum Mechanic has an excellent do it yourself deglazing process somewhere on here. Wish I could find it, because mine is about due and I forgot what grit sand paper to use, which I believe you put on a flat block to keep things even?
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