1984 Aspecade still making ticking sound

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1984 Aspecade still making ticking sound

Post by nowcom »

Hi guys,
I'm kind of stumped on this one and hope someone can help.
My GL1200 started making a loud ticking sound after about 20-30 minutes riding and under load.
I also noticed that the oil light was ever so slightly flashing while idling.
I replaced the oil filter and gave her an oil change and added some SeaFoam to help clean the system.
After about 150 miles, I gave her another complete oil change with a new filter.
I was hoping this would get the oil to all the areas of the engine.
But this morning after a nice ride down the Okanagan Valley, the sound was present again, although much quieter.
The oil light was also flashing at idle but seemed to quit after a few minutes.
Any thoughts?

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Re: 1984 Aspecade still making ticking sound

Post by Saintjude33 »

I had something similar on my Silverado- turned out to be a bad oil pressure sensor. Couldn't hurt, right?

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