A New Noise...


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Billthebulldog
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A New Noise...

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Hello all! I hope everyone is having a blast riding so far! I just got my bike out of storage and I'm sad to say that she is making a new noise that has me a bit concerned. It's a ticking noise coming from the left side of the engine. At first, I thought it was low on oil but it turned out not to be the case. I recently had the starter and starter solenoid replaced and I am wondering if it something with that? Or could it be something with the valves? Any help would be awesome!
Here is a video of the noise


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Re: A New Noise...

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Sounds like valves to me. How long since you last adjusted the valve clearances?
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Re: A New Noise...

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I just bought the bike last winter and I don't know if the valves have ever been checked. Probably should do that if that's the case :lol:
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Re: A New Noise...

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I'd be inclined to think it's time for a valve adjustment, fresh oil probably would be a good idea too.


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