Kawasaki Ninja 300 Forums banner

Rattling sound while accelerating

39298 Views 48 Replies 21 Participants Last post by  Greenspeed
For the last 150km or so I've noticed a loud rattling sound coming from my engine/clutch or something, but only while accelerating.

Sounds similar to.. something like a screw loose on a moving car while the wind and vibration is pounding at it.

It's quite an embarrassing sound when pulling away at a red light after people have been staring longingly at the bike... :rolleyes:

Took it to the dealer the other day to have it checked out, they don't hear it while it's just standing there being revved, but when they take it around for a short ride they hear it clearly.

Workshop guy said I might have to leave the bike with them for a day or two while they strip it down and investigate :(

Anyways he's asking our Kawasaki if anyone's been experiencing anything similar and if they have a solution, before they take anything apart.
Will probably only get a response on Monday or so.


Will keep you guys posted as they happen.
Thread may come in handy for anyone else that experiences the same thing in future.
1 - 1 of 49 Posts
But seriously thread lock EVERYTHING!!!

Please don't thread lock everything.

If you do your own servicing, you're going to be cursing up a storm, and if you let someone else do it for you, they will not thank you, and the likelihood is that you'll have to leave the bike with them for a bit while they undo your work, even for minor servicing.

Tighten up, certainly, but don't Incredible Hulk it unless you're planning never to service the bike again.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 49 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.