Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off


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Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Post by wingman83 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:52 pm



A couple months ago I had right side head gasket replaced. When I got bike bake sounded like something. Loose at timing belts only once in while so checked fluids oil was way low water was also low so topped all off wasn't happy considering I paid more then shop quoted me one reason I was reluctant to take bike bake no dont trust them so that was first ride second ride no issues third ride wife and I was about 1 mile into ride bike started making loud noise but in motor so got to place could turn around noise cleared but still took it home so now I feel like there is something loose inside engine so dont mess with bike for couple weeks so I decided to start bike try figure wats going on bike starts loiyd noise and lights flicker like going crazy digital dash so turn it off few days later start it again runs ok but not like it should so I decide ride uukp rd see what it does make it a block dash goes crazy dont have any power wants to die going back home is it pisible guy worked on it didn't righting something the sound seems like at mid to back of motor any one have idea what could be or how to check it out I'm on low fixed income so can't afford put in shop to look for problem I just dont know if its the shops fault or just quensidence it runs bad or its his fault any idea will help thank yal



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Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:28 am

Heck of a read without any punctuation. Check the rotor bolt at the left rear of the engine.

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Post by wingman83 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:06 pm

Sorry in bad for the one sentence. But thanks for trying loll .I will look tomorrow

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Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Post by winguyjo » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:19 pm

if i were a professional mechanic and a customer brought a machine in to me, even if it were only to replace a burned out turn signal bulb, i would check the oil and coolant.
why would i poke around in those areas when all the customer wanted was a bulb replaced ? because the kind of person who can't or won't change his own bulb is (usually) also the kind of person who can't or won't check the oil and coolant. they are absolutely critical. it's called service. it shows that i care about the customer and the machine.
i wouldn't go back there.

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Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Post by wingman83 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:09 pm

Ok I feel stupid. I finally got to really check out my bike .As for one of noise I was heearing at front of bike was rubber gasket between the timing belt covers was stuck out and getting hit by fan blade. Second was the roar I could hear was the tingeing belts roar coming from area that rubber seal was hanging from not sealed. But it was just aenoygh soybd difference front I was used to so thought had issue and for the knocking I would hear once in a while was just the bike about to die and ne trying to keep it running because battery want getting charged because negative cable was loose and not getting contact and that's also why lights would go off and on so for couple months I haven't rode my wing was just few simple over looked things the Machanic didn't do right needless to say he lost my business but been riding the wing no issues since I fixed all these things yay till shows me difference all ride but ride safe
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Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Don't feel stupid. At least you know your bike well enough to recognize a sound that is abnormal, and go investigate it. Fortunately it was benign, a simple fix!



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