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1500 ticking noise

Postby cmwagner » Sat May 11, 2013 12:36 pm



Hi All

I have bought a 1988 Goldwing 1500 from a Member of one of our goldwing club members in South Africa.

The 1500 has recently developed a ticking Noise when I get on and Ride it.

The issue is strange and I cannot find the problem. It doesn't tick straight away, only starts ticking when I have driven about 5Km's, then it starts ticking. When I slow down the ticking slows down and when I accelerate then the ticking noise gets louder and ticks faster.

It sounds like it is coming from the rear wheel, but not sure, but it is definetely on the Drive Train, because of it slowing down when I slow down and speed up when I speed up.

If anyone can assist with anything, I'd really appreciate the info.

Many thanks

Colin - From South Africa



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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 11, 2013 9:04 pm

Get up to a speed where you hear the ticking, then pull the clutch in and let the engine drop to idle. See if the ticking continues, at the same speed.

Then, gently apply the rear brake and see if the ticking goes away. If it does, let up on the brake and see if it returns.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby Kiwi2 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:12 pm

You may have a stone or something caught in the rear brake pad(s).

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby cmwagner » Sun May 12, 2013 8:08 am

Hi Wingadmin and Kiwi2

Thanks for the Reply.

Taken the Brakes apart - Zero.

Did what you suggested WingAdmin, it carries on as if there was a little stone stuck in the Rear Tyre.

Unfortunately when riding it actually gets louder.

Regards

Colin

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby eklimek » Sun May 12, 2013 9:54 am

This how universal joints sound as they fail.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby Lebouc » Sun May 12, 2013 1:21 pm

I had the exact same ticking sound in the rear with my "88 that would get faster and slower as i'd change speed , and it would get even worse if my wife was with me ( more weight on the bike ) .
My problem was the rear bearing in the drive train !!!

Good luck

Lebouc .

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby cmwagner » Sun May 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Hi Eklimic and lebouc

Thanks for the Reply, I was hoping to come across someone that has had the same Problem.

I will take the Bearing out and see if someone In South Africa can match it, if not can someone advise me where I can Import it from please?

Thanks again

Regards

Colin

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 12, 2013 7:50 pm

It could be a wheel bearing, or the universal joint in the driveshaft.

You can find the wheel bearings at Cyclemax, and they ship worldwide: http://cyclemax.com

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby Kiwi2 » Sun May 12, 2013 10:45 pm

Lebouc wrote:I had the exact same ticking sound in the rear with my "88 that would get faster and slower as i'd change speed , and it would get even worse if my wife was with me ( more weight on the bike ) .
My problem was the rear bearing in the drive train !!!

Good luck

Lebouc .


You are a brave man saying that ....... :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby Fiberthree » Mon May 13, 2013 9:46 am

Maybe he is divorced now.
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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby Lebouc » Mon May 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Nahhhh its ok , but next time i'll say ( A LITTLE more weight on the bike ) lolllll

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby clwydian » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:01 pm

Oh my. Guess who also has a ticking sound which follows road rather than engine speed. Sounds like its coming from the front left ---but its difficult to be sure ...to be sure

:roll:

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby cmwagner » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:52 am

Hi Everyone,

After Hours and Hours of searching this NOISE just went away. I hate those kind of problems !!!!!! :?:

Well lets see where to from here, I guess if the Noise has gone, then there is nothing more to worry about - WEIRD GREMLINS

Thanks - To all that assisted me with Answers, speak soon :D

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby hap2 » Sat May 09, 2015 12:55 pm

Same (I think)..except mine seems to be coming from the right / front of the bike.

If I do this:
"Get up to a speed where you hear the ticking, then pull the clutch in and let the engine drop to idle.
See if the ticking continues, at the same speed." and the ticking continues, then what does that indicate?

OR, if the ticking decreases or goes away, what does that indicate?

Thanx

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby rzaugg » Sun May 10, 2015 3:12 pm

clwydian wrote:Oh my. Guess who also has a ticking sound which follows road rather than engine speed. Sounds like its coming from the front left ---but its difficult to be sure ...to be sure

:roll:

Carl (nth wales)



With slotted rotors for the brakes, something rubbing on them can cause a ticking noise. Visual inspection is needed. Also, I would try disconnecting the speedo cable and driving it to test also.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby rzaugg » Sun May 10, 2015 3:16 pm

hap2 wrote:Same (I think)..except mine seems to be coming from the right / front of the bike.

If I do this:
"Get up to a speed where you hear the ticking, then pull the clutch in and let the engine drop to idle.
See if the ticking continues, at the same speed." and the ticking continues, then what does that indicate?

OR, if the ticking decreases or goes away, what does that indicate?

Thanx



Basically we are trying to isolate whether the noise is coming from the wheels/driveline, or if it is coming from the engine. When you pull the clutch in and idle the engine, but do not use the brakes, vehicle speed does not change as much as engine speed. Whichever it follows, is what is causing it.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby hap2 » Sun May 10, 2015 3:28 pm

I don't have to pull the clutch in to hear it. I'm just going along, slowly increasing my speed. And then, all of a sudden at about 20 mph, I start hearing it.

However, I will do as u suggest (pull the clutch in (at about 25 mph?) but not use the brake) & see if it goes away.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby hap2 » Sun May 10, 2015 7:50 pm

At 20 mph, I put the clutch on but not the brake. The ticking noise did not go away or reduce in anyway.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 11, 2015 11:53 am

hap2 wrote:Same (I think)..except mine seems to be coming from the right / front of the bike.

If I do this:
"Get up to a speed where you hear the ticking, then pull the clutch in and let the engine drop to idle.
See if the ticking continues, at the same speed." and the ticking continues, then what does that indicate?

OR, if the ticking decreases or goes away, what does that indicate?

Thanx


If it continues, then the noise is coming from the engine, and not the driveline. If it goes away, it is coming from the driveline - probably the universal joint.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby hap2 » Mon May 11, 2015 12:04 pm

I'll go for a little drive & see if I can record (with my ipod) the noise at 20 to 25 mph when it's most noticeable.

IF I can record it to the point where u can hear it, how can I send it to you?

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Some people post it on Youtube.

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Re: 1500 ticking noise

Postby hap2 » Mon May 11, 2015 12:31 pm

I can probly figure out how to do that




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