You will hear a "clunk" when the transmission engages the gear. This is normal. It happens with both engines. Other than that, the transmission should make no noise at all. That is not normal. First thing, check the oil level. The 990 engine is not known to burn or use oil, it is possible that it's low (especially if not changed in a while). There are small oil filters that need to be changed from time to time. They may be clogged.I’m a new Can Am Owner and rider. It’s a 2013 STS SE5. When in first gear or reverse the transmission seems to grind gears on initial acceleration. Is this normal or is an adjustment needed
The clunk is normal, for almost ALL motorcycle transmissions. Some are louder than others.This thread is a little old, but I am experiencing a clunk when gearing into reverse, as well as when downshifting with paddle, but not when upshifting.
Thanks so much! Seem like a reasonable deal to you?The clunk is normal, for almost ALL motorcycle transmissions. Some are louder than others.
If you let the computer do the downshift, there likely will be little to no clunk and with some practice you can do that too.
But it really does NOT indicate a problem. As the engine warms up, it should not be quite as loud......but will still be there.
The STS did not come with a GPS. That was only with the "limited" models and maybe only the RTs. Garmin.
Which engine is that.....990 or 1330 (2 cylinder or 3) ?Thanks so much! Seem like a reasonable deal to you?