Clicking engine noise on hard throttle

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Clicking engine noise on hard throttle

Post by Blue&Gold » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:04 am

HI my '87 GL1200 Interstate has a clicking (snapping) noise on hard throttle. Seems to be ignition related. I've tried higher octane fuel to eliminate predetonation pinging. Is it timing related or possibly leaky ignition wiring?

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Re: Clicking engine noise on hard throttle

Post by baba67 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:47 am

I had a clicking on my gl1200 and it ended up being the rear differential and driven gear.

I had found out that the shop I used to mount new tires on my bike never serviced the driven gear with grease and most likely wiped it clean...
Just a thought. in case you recently had new tires installed...

I decided to do the gl 1500 rear wheel and diff. is a great mod. with the larger brake rotor and gearing..

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