A ticking noise


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I did my head gaskets and when i started it is making a ticking sound on 1 side i think it's the lifter the rocker arms for the intake and the exhaust are looser than the other ones next to it is there a way to check it to make sure or do i need to pull the came to get to the lifters any feed back would be appreciated thanks


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Its a 84 aspin 1200 i forget to say that
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Check to see if you have any leaks around your exhaust. If you have even a tiny leak in your exhaust header/gasket/flange, it will make a loud ticking noise that sounds very much like valvetrain clatter.
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Ty. I will check it out
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Are the gaskets easy to get?
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It's definitely not the exhaust I saw online a guy used in Allen wrench to to bleed his his lifters you think that's a good idea or how would you do it
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matdirt wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:01 pm It's definitely not the exhaust I saw online a guy used in Allen wrench to to bleed his his lifters you think that's a good idea or how would you do it
The GL1200 does not have hydraulic lifters, so there's nothing to bleed. It has manual valve lash adjustment. You need to remove the valve covers and use a feeler gauge to check them.
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WingAdmin wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:33 am The GL1200 does not have hydraulic lifters, so there's nothing to bleed. It has manual valve lash adjustment. You need to remove the valve covers and use a feeler gauge to check them.
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You may need to align the collet in the rocker arm rack. You can find the complete description in the PDF referenced in this thread.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/attachmen ... df.148754/
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Sorry hydraulic lift is was the wrong word I should have said hydraulic tappets there's no way for me to adjust the valve lash only with shims I'm still getting water behind my valve covers the heads must be junk anybody got a set of heads for a 1200
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I guess it could be the cold plugs too letting water by but I'm still getting air bubbles up in my overflow tank so I assume the heads must be junk any ideas and like I said anybody got any good heads out there let me know thanks
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Just thought you might like to know I took my bike for a ride and the ticking noise went away in about a half a mile it's all good thanks for the info anyways I'm still looking for some head so anybody's got any let me know thanks again
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My bike doesn't have adjustable rockers just thought you might like to know :)
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The 1200 has hydraulic lash adjusters - lifters for a general term. Check your exhaust system first.

Honda uses shims to adjust the lash adjusters. Only time you have to check these is when head work is done such as new valves, grinding seats valves, and such. Need a shim tool to check.


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