WARNING! Engine failure possible due to incorrect assembly
I don't really want to cause a panic but I feel everyone with at least a 2006+ SV to see what I came across. There have been some posts about a knock that is occuring that is not related to the original knock that the '03 owners have discussed. It has been mainly a knock that is related to clutch engagement at idle (clutch out very noisy and clutch in quiet) and sometimes a shudder type vibration when accelerating through 2.5 to 4,000 ish RPM. I think I have only really read about the 2006 owners comments about this particular sound.
The noise usually starts after about 500 miles from what I have seen. Having just put the SV away for the winter I decided I was gonna see if I could find anything irregular happening under the clutch cover. I was damn near in shock when I looked at the primary drive gear. I could see where this could have caused some abnormal noise. Eventually damage to the cam drive gear, clutch gear, and possible coolant loss into the engine area. I am finding this out with about 8,000mi on my bike. I don't want to leave you hanging but I want to post some pics up of what exactly is going. I will get them posted ASAP.
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