2012 VStar 950 Tour, 13K, bought new. I know how difficult it is to describe a “clicking” noise. This sounds like a rhythmic metal-on-metal sound only while moving usually with clutch disengaged. Sound seems to originate from front of engine or from front wheel. Thought the disc pads were rattling but I’m sure that’s not the problem. Bike runs normal & strong. Any & all suggestions are appreciated. :mad:
07-17-2019, 01:13 PM
Rock in front tire ??
You need a THOROUGH inspection of all of the front end hardware.
How exactly are you sure that something in the brakes is NOT the problem ?
If it was a car, I'd suggest a rock inside a hubcap.......but not likely that applies here. :mrgreen:
07-18-2019, 08:38 PM
i hear the 950 has a problem with the front belt pully, might be worth a check. the spec for factory belt tension is to tight
07-20-2019, 01:18 AM
Also does it keep time with the road speed....engine on/off.
07-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Yes, the clicking slows when the bike slows w/motor running.
07-24-2019, 12:15 PM
I got a sheetmetal screw stuck in a tire once, it clicked whenever I turned left because it was in the left side of the tread. That's something you might check for.
07-28-2019, 06:23 AM
OK.... does it keep clicking with the motor off?
ps sorry for the late reply been in criminal court....on jury duty:mrgreen: