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Skip Clarin
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Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

New to Goldwings

Postby Skip Clarin » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:40 pm



Actually when My 1st child was born (Back in 1982) I gave up bikes altogether. I rode a 550 then. Now that the both of them are out of the house and on their own, I bought a 1986 GL1200 Interstate with about 33,800 miles on it. I am loving it. The wife loves it too. Here is my question. I am starting to hear a ticking noise when I am at about 2000 rpm's. What maintenance should be done at this point? I am concerned because some of the sites I have been to say that the timing belt should be changed at this mileage. It is only August in Minnesota (I know, everywhere else too) and there is such a short riding period that I do not want to spend the rest of my summer wrenching on it. I should have the whole of the winter for that. What should I look into? What should I do about this. I did check the oil and it is clear and to the proper level. I am open to anything. I am also a back yard mechanic, so I am up for whatever I need to do.
Thanks for any and all advice.
Skip



Mercness
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Re: New to Goldwings

Postby Mercness » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:39 pm

Do you only hear the clicking noise when your at 2k RPM? Or is there also a clicking noise when idle coming from the fuel pump? I also ride a gl1200 ('86 Interstate), and from what I've been told... It's very common for the 1200s to have noisy fuel pumps.

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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby thrasherg » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:17 am

Not to scare you but the timing belts need changing every 5 to 7 years as like all things they age!! If one breaks you have a big repair bill, so unless you know when the timing belts were last changed you should plan to do it when you lay the bike up for winter. Having said that I cannot see why a timing belt would cause a ticking noise.. It could be due to incorrect valve clearances, or the fuel pump (It's quite noisy) or something just loose on the engine that happens to resonate at 2000rpm.. Need a more specific idea of where the sound is coming from and what kind of sound (Sharp metallic, small rattle, etc) before we can really help more.

And before I forget, welcome back to the fun of biking and a big welcome to the wing club.

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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:55 am

the ticking noise is probally a lifter loosing pressure
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winger05
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Aspencade
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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby winger05 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:34 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:the ticking noise is probally a lifter loosing pressure


I have to agree with detdrbuzzard as I had the same ticking noise on my 85 Aspencade that I bought brand new back in 85. After i put about 2000 miles on it, the ticking noise appeared. Took back to the dealer for warranty repair. It turned out to be a bad lifter/tappet on the right bank of the motor. All was well after the repair. Had the 85 till the 87 model came out and traded up to the newer model.

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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby landisr » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 pm

You should try using a Poor Man's stethescope (large screwdriver) to determine just where the noise is coming from. (It DOES make the noise sitting still, doesn't it?) Further info such as this will help members help you.

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tricky
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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby tricky » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:59 am

A treatment of sea foam in the oil 2-300 prior to next oil change could help.

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detdrbuzzard
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Re: New to Goldwings

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:46 am

tricky wrote:A treatment of sea foam in the oil 2-300 prior to next oil change could help.

i used seafoam but could still hear ticking ( on my 1200 wing )then went with 20w50 castrol 4t and no more ticking


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