Ticking noise


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Ticking noise

Post by hap2 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:23 am



Apology accepted. It seems to be a very popular misconception that all Canada is cold & snow 12 months of the year.

Back to bikes, are not 1500 windshields the same across the board? The one I have now (which is a replacement from one w/o a vent) is very loose at the cowl & not sure why.

Also, there is a bit of a ticking sound (similar to tappets on a car motor) on my 1500. It doesn't do it when it's idling (At least, I can't hear it), but I can start to hear it about 20 mph. Maybe the speedo? Or something to do with the tire? The faster I go, the faster it goes. When I first rode the bike, I didn't notice it at all.
Just wondering If anyone else had the same situation.

Thanx



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Re: Ticking noise

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:50 am

hap2 wrote:Apology accepted. It seems to be a very popular misconception that all Canada is cold & snow 12 months of the year.

Back to bikes, are not 1500 windshields the same across the board? The one I have now (which is a replacement from one w/o a vent) is very loose at the cowl & not sure why.

Also, there is a bit of a ticking sound (similar to tappets on a car motor) on my 1500. It doesn't do it when it's idling (At least, I can't hear it), but I can start to hear it about 20 mph. Maybe the speedo? Or something to do with the tire? The faster I go, the faster it goes. When I first rode the bike, I didn't notice it at all.
Just wondering If anyone else had the same situation.

Thanx
Let's isolate it - when you're riding and you hear it, if you pull the clutch in and let the engine go to idle, does the noise go away?

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by hap2 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:55 am

I will try that & let u know

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:05 am

Might also try going 25-30 on a side street (away from any traffic) and lean close to the dash, see if you can pin point the ticking better too. My GUESS would be a dirty set of speedo gears or a dirty speedo cable. . .
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Re: Ticking noise

Post by 97serider » Sat May 09, 2015 10:42 am

Had that happen on a trip to Nova Scotia once, disconnected the Speedo cable at the front wheel and noise went away. Replaced the cable when I got home and problem solved.

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by hap2 » Sat May 09, 2015 12:41 pm

A friend removed the speedo drive and speedo cable and greased both . they were in excellent condition.....don't know what to say....

Maybe if I tried to record the noise going down the road wud that help if u actually heard it?

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by Dusty Boots » Sat May 09, 2015 1:11 pm

Did you check your tires for a nail/screw in them?

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by hap2 » Sat May 09, 2015 1:48 pm

no, but will...doesn't really sound like that tho as I can hear it a bit when idling

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Re: Ticking noise

Post by WingAdmin » Mon May 11, 2015 11:43 am

Well if you can hear it when idling, it's definitely not the speedo drive, either. Can you set the bike on the center stand and then walk around to try to better localize the source of the ticking? Does the ticking get faster if you rev the engine up? Also, did you try pulling the clutch in while riding, to see if it went away or not?



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