Sometimes clutch plates can get a slight warp to them from too much heat exposure. I've never had a problem with Kawasakis in this regard personally, but I have on a Gixxer, and the result was similar to what you're experiencing. Even a slight warping can cause a little vibration or clicking type sound inside the covers...
Is it still engaging properly? Any difficulty launching or clutching to shift?
Thanks for the feedback. All clutch plates were in good shape. When talking to others it occurred to me that with my helmet on, the clicking noise was barely detectable, so I can’t be certain when it started. I’ll hear what the service manager has to say and relay it on. Guess I could roll with the stereo jamming to drown out everything. Thanks again.
I’m not sure if my service managers know much about ZX6Rs. I have both service managers contradicting each other regarding clutch noise when the bike is running. I’ve had numerous bikes and have never heard this ticking sound & small vibration under the clutch cover while the clutch lever is fully engaged/held in. The second service manager said that Kawasaki’s do that… is that for real? They’ve replaced the clutch operating plate and needle bearing and the same symptoms exist. The mechanic said the original operating plate was good, but replaced it anyway due to the order. OUCH!
Question: Does anyone have the same mechanical symptoms? If so, what was the repair solution, or DO Kawasaki’s do that?
Thanks a lot for your help.
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