Clicking sound


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DougR
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Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:31 pm



Started getting a clicking thumping sound. Wonder if it's my Ujoints on my 1500. Also started getting a scream out of my odometer. Sometimes that would go away after stopping then starting again. Annoying. Maybe the clicking is in the speedo. I'll prop up the front tonight and spin the front to try and detect, and maybe disconnect the speedo and spin again.

Clicking occurred while coasting with the clutch in also. Anything else I should check?

If it's the drive line, I understand there is a mechanic in Sacramento that only works on Goldwings...anyone know who that is? Contact info?

Thanks for any opinions.



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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:29 pm

I don't hear the clicking sound while spinning the front wheel either. Time to call local Honda shop

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:32 pm

spinning back or front, no click. But riding it yes...click, thump, even vibrates the pegs. And it is in proportion to your speed so it must have to do with the rotation of the wheels. Hard to believe a speedo cable that periodically howls could vibrate the pegs, so I'm guessing drive shaft. No bumps in the wheels, air pressure is good.

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Shall I ride it to the shop? Would not want to face a lock up!

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby raycw » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:34 am

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby raycw » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:35 am

Wing Worx used to be in Rancho Cordova… then moved up near the airport. Before moving they lost their mechanic…. and went out of business about a year (+/-) later.

There's WingNut down in Fairfield.

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:07 am

I'm considering taking it to Roseville Honda. Charmichael site is closed. Thanks for the tip

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby raycw » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Carmichael Honda was sold to a new owner and moved to Roseville a few months ago. I have no clue if it's the same crew that worked at CMH or not.
They are not connected with Roseville Honda... or so I've been told.

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Thanks for the update

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:49 pm

Had my bike Flatbedded to the dealer today. Thank you AMA free towing. Picked up a nail.. a few days after we limped home, it went flat.

Bummer that the Dunlop Exceedras are tubless. New tire + nail hole is worthless apparently, and not fixable.

Ouch

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby redial » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Why not put a tube in the tubeless tyre? If it originally had a tube, then that is what would happen if you got a puncture. That way you still get the mileage out of your investment.
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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:02 pm

I shall ask the dealer. Great idea.

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Re: Clicking sound

Postby DougR » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:17 pm

You just saved me a lot of money. The shop said the reason they do not put in tubes is because if you pick up a nail with a tube in it, you go flat real quick.

If you are running a tubeless and pick up a nail, the air usually goes out slower.

This was indeed my case, I had about a 20 min ride home and, while I could hear the clicking, was not experiencing any rear wheel wash.

But I'm about saving money and getting the rubber out of my investment. If I pick up another nail and go flat quick, I'll just use my cell phone to call my friends with the flatbed. They are available 24/7. AMA membership free towing.




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