Odd noise


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Odd noise

Postby grains » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:43 pm



Hey, Been awhile since I posted.
I just bought my 1200 last spring and have just now got it out for the new season. Last year I had a noise on the right side of my engine and by this forum, I believed it was the fuel pump. I have changed it out and on my first ride today the noise is still there. It sounds like a lifter is intermittently going flat. It also seems to be around the 3200 RPM range and mostly in first gear. it doesn't happen in a particular pattern just every once in awhile.
Any suggestions will help
thanks



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Re: Odd noise

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:16 pm

Could be.Can you upload a video and post it here?
If it is a sticking lifter,a good dose of MMO or a Sea Foam treatment may clear it up.

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Re: Odd noise

Postby grains » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:25 pm

If this is a sticky lifter, would it only happen now and then?
And if I should add some sea foam, how much should I put in the crank case?
thanks

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Re: Odd noise

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Could be.Tight tolerances,gunk buildup,etc.
Directions on the can.Adjust the amount to the oil in the engine.
Run it for 50 miles and drain it,put in new cheap oil and filter and do it again.drain and put in the good oil and filter.
It's probably the easiest thing to try first,and I'm sure it's never been done on that engine before.Just don't use more Sea Foam than what is directed on the can.

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Re: Odd noise

Postby Mooseman » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Make sure it's not a loose cam belt slapping inside. Also if you want to clean out the inside of your engine switch to one of the Diesel engine oils. I use Delo 400 myself. High in detergent and holds junk in suspension well. Works well with a wet clutch and transmission. I change oil every 3 to 4K. When I first started using it my oil would turn dark in 500 miles or less. After about 3 oil changes the oil would maintain it's amber color till just before I changed my oil. Just my observation and oppion. Some have had good luck running the MMO or Sea Foam.. thru the crank case.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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Re: Odd noise

Postby Garycw » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:00 pm

Also make sure the noise isn't coming from fuel pump. It also makes a sound like lifter. Should be able to put hand on and feel it if it's the pump

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Re: Odd noise

Postby grains » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:09 pm

As I stated in the beginning, someone also said it could be the fuel pump. And so before this season began I replaced the stock pump with the Honda Prelude pump and the performance of the bike perked up but the noise is still there. But thanks for helping out.It's great to have so many people and their experiences to help along.I hope that some day I too will be experienced enough to help some others here.




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