noise when clutch engages
I have a noise (not ABS) that happens seemingly only when I start the r1100rt (2000) to begin a ride and not at subsequent stops. It sounds a bit like a metal sleeve sliding down a rod then coming to a stop with a slight thump (kind of like the sound of swinging side stand back and up). I don't remember it doing it at stop signs or lights after the initial take-off. Could it be that backing it out of my garage sets something up that has to slide back when initially going forward? It rides great and clutches great otherwise. I had an 1150rt a couple years ago and I think it also did it.