Need help in the San Diego Area - '83 Interstate


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dvcruz
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Need help in the San Diego Area - '83 Interstate

Postby dvcruz » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:35 pm



Hello to all.
This is a two part request for help and if it need to be moved to another forum someone please do so.
Mech problem. I have a '83 with 67k miles which I rescued from a 15 yr garage storage. I have put 2000 miles on it since the rescue and the bike is running fine, except for a loud ticking noise. I have heard this noise for 2000 miles and I can't figure it out. Checked the timing, valves, exhausts etc numerous times. I'm looking for someone in the SD area willing to take a listen to give me their opinion. This is my sole source of travel and I need to fix this. I think it's some kind of exhaust noise, but I can't verify that.
I know alot of you will want to send me suggestions to try this and that, alot of you already have and I appreciate that. I've tried them already. I really would just like someone to give a listen to the bike (take it out if you want) and tell me what you think. I am currently statying in a hotel so I do not have them means to work on the bike right not.
Which brings me to my second problem.
Two weeks ago I moved to San Diego from the bay area to start a new job. After over two years of unemployment, I had to take this opportunaty. I am in desperate need of an affordable week-to-week or month to month room for a month or so. I just need a room to keep about 6 bags of luggage and a safe place to park my bike at night. Im looking for cheap, not beautiful. I'm a quiet, non-smoking, no drugs professional working in the computer\IT field. The closer to downtown SD the better.
Anyone know anyone with a room to rent?
You folds have all been very helpful in the past and I'm hoping you can do it one more time.
Thanks you.
dvcruz


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Re: Need help in the San Diego Area - '83 Interstate

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:55 pm

Use a rubber hose in the ear to locate the noise,or a long screwdriver.
A ticking noise that can't be attributed to valve adjustments can be the fuel pump.It has a lever that runs on an the end of the cam.Mine is louder than the valve tick.I just let it run.Someday I'll replace it with a electric pump.

dvcruz
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1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: Need help in the San Diego Area - '83 Interstate

Postby dvcruz » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:32 pm

Thanks vm, I've already tried the hose and screwdrive and have already ruled out the fuel pump. The only thing I can say about locating the noise is that when I ride the bike, the noise seems to be coming from the front of the false gas tank (like near the lower steering head bearing). Sometimes I think it's the tach cable, but I know that it isn't.
I know alot of wingers out there are just living with a tapping sound, but it's too loud to ignore.
Thanks for the input though.
dvc
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83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Need help in the San Diego Area - '83 Interstate

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:03 am

Try to identify the noise by when and frequency.
Ex.varies with RPM setting still?
Does not vary with rpm?
Better or worse under different conditions?driving/parked
Possible arcing out of the coil or wire?A cracked coil can snap,sounds like a tick.




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