Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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I posted earlier about this. It is strange. A ticking/clicking/tapping something like a wrist pin that is not heard until cruising speed 50 to 65 mph or accelerating. Ticking stops when throttle is backed off even a small amount. It sounds like a lifter ticking but a lifter wouldn't stop when throttle is closed . . would it? I'm wondering if it could be an exhaust leak too. The copper "squash" gaskets are new but the exhaust itself is not so good.
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Often an exhaust leak can be heard as a ticking noise, so yes, being that it's disappearing when you let off the throttle, it could certainly be that.
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