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intermittent knocking noise

Postby squirrel » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:04 pm



f y i if like me you get an intermittent knocking noise on your wing (interstate) before taking it apart look in the left pannier you may just find the problem (one 10mm socket + one12 mm) 30 years riding i really don't know what to say



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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:47 am

Admitting it in public is the first step. :)

I had an explosion happen in the back of an airplane I was flying once, an unbelievably loud bang, at night, in the pitch dark, by myself. I got that thing on the ground so fast, thinking of all the major components that could have just failed and were about to cause me to plummet from the sky. I got on the ground and went back to discover the interior of the plane covered in potato chips from the bag that had exploded from low ambient air pressure.

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby bustedwing » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Well, that's better then a lot of other things, even tho it probably made you feel a little foolish at the time. I can imagine your heart skipping a few beats.
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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby tom84std » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:24 pm

Way back in the day a pilot of an F-4 after a sorte wrote: Knocking sound near #2 intake. Sounds like little man with a hammer.

The crewchief found a loose panel and corrected it. He signed the 741A paperwork: Found little man and took away hammer. Counceled, he promised never to do it again.

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby bustedwing » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:23 am

That's military humor at its finest.
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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:15 am

My gl1100 had a very loud and annoying tappet noise from the right side..
When replacing the cam,rocker arm and all the adjustments didn't reduce the tapping....
I realized the chrome add on fuel pump cover was bolted direct to the intake....I removed that annoying 'bell' and the tappet noise returned to normal.

I also hear this little squeaking noise in the headset when going around tight corners a bit too fast...............It's my wife........ :lol:

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:25 am

A good sync. of the carbs should make the knock go away... When I did my sync. the first time I heard that knocking noise go away as I adjusted things... :shock:

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby bustedwing » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Hey Virg, you know if that squeak stops she fell off.
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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:29 pm

bustedwing wrote:Hey Virg, you know if that squeak stops she fell off.


I'll keep that in mind. :)
Usually the noise increases in intensity and duration the further I lean the bike into the turns. :lol:

After I straighten up the squeaking stops for a few seconds only to be replaced by some unintelligible voice....I think I'm getting yelled at.....not sure,so I'm gonna have to try it again a few times to figure it out...

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:11 pm

What about Squirrel fella's,,,???? He has a knock.. :shock: don't you guys ever acuse me of not staying on topic...Potato chip bag, wifes riding on the back..You guys should focus on the Topic.. :twisted:

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:15 pm

at least you got two sockets out of the deal... :lol: Yep these boys are crazy..Flying around eating chips, finding sockets where they should be riding with the wife yelling at them..I don't know about you guys... :D Now sycn.. those crabs anyway.. :shock: just because..

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:15 pm

The potato chips reminded me of the time I was scuba diving and I had ate the chips that afternoon.
I was down about 15 feet and the noise was nothing, it's what happened after the noise. :oops:
The gas came up into my mask :oops: Never want to do that again :lol: :lol:

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:29 pm

No way.... :lol: :lol: Phil you are too funny...Can you imagine removing those valve covers and finding two sockets... :shock: I forgot the timing light cap once and started the engine, thank goodness I remembered the rear crank cap...oh man...Clean up on isle 2... :shock: Oil every freakin where...I felt brilliant on that day...Gave myself a gold star.. :lol: I didn't think a chip back could be so loud when it popped...What a mess that was I bet..

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby bustedwing » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:32 am

You know, it's funny how we get off track. Sorry lil' Beav, being a mechanic all my life I have seen some amazing things upon opening up an engine. Found tools left by past mechanics, extra parts or parts installed wrong. Such as a setof disc brake pads put on upside down. Until I seen that I had thought it could not be done. I wish that I had kept a log of all the odd things I have ran into.
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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby squirrel » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:27 pm

l feel better knowing im not the only one who has senior moments. as for getting off topic i think it adds to the colour and spectacle of the autumn leaves glinting in the glade. makes good reading as well

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:48 pm

I have two or three various nice Snap-On tools conveniently left in my car after dealer servicing. I managed to actually break one of them, I should hunt down a Snap-On truck to get it replaced. :)

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Re: intermittent knocking noise

Postby nhegge » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:06 pm

I've noticed that the intermittent knocking is usually the son in law , the daughter just opens the door an walks in .


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