ticking sound


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newgoldwingrider
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Motorcycle: 82 gold wing interstate gl1100

ticking sound

Post by newgoldwingrider » Thu May 03, 2018 11:30 am



Hello i have been hearing a ticking sound from my motor im not sure what it is i just did an oil change and it isn't using any oil and isn't affecting how the bike runs i just want to make sure its not something really serious and that my bike isn't about to go kaput. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be, it does it when idling and running down the road. any info will be greatly appreciated.



DaveO430
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Re: ticking sound

Post by DaveO430 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:02 pm

Have you checked the valve clearance?

newgoldwingrider
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Re: ticking sound

Post by newgoldwingrider » Thu May 03, 2018 3:40 pm

no how do i do that i will try anything.

DaveO430
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Re: ticking sound

Post by DaveO430 » Thu May 03, 2018 4:37 pm

newgoldwingrider wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 3:40 pm
no how do i do that i will try anything.
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Hoosier Jack
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Re: ticking sound

Post by Hoosier Jack » Fri May 04, 2018 10:42 am

My motor is an 82 with about 24k on it and it sounds that way most of the time. My valves are fine too, along with the timing and pretty new head gaskets. The last 1100 I had ticked too. There is a lot of mechanical noise from the motors so I quit worrying about it.

Doesn't give you an excuse not to check your valve clearance and don't let the thing overheat.



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