2012 tick noise

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2012 tick noise

Post by BAdkins » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:50 pm

noise ,seems to be up front, more on left engine side...tick,tick,tick...faster with rpm's..really ticking fast at about 60MPH

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Re: 2012 tick noise

Post by newday777 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Is it there only while clutch is out/and full rpms and/or does it go away when you pull in the clutch?

Is it there when clutch is pulled in and rpms drop off and 60 mph?

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Re: 2012 tick noise

Post by cihilb » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:29 pm

Sounds like the injectors. All 1800's make the noise. Some more noticable than others. My '04 was louder than my '12.

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Re: 2012 tick noise

Post by tj66wa » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:27 pm

Just bought a 2008 model and it too has a loud ticking noise. Took it into the Honda Shop today and their mechanic had a listen and says it is perfectly normal. He said they have a mechanical reed switch on a breather pipe or something that makes this noise and to go and ride the bike. I said I'd get them to check it out next service and he said nothing to check it is normal.. So I went away a lot happier.

Took the bike over the Pits this morning and all the necessary paperwork is done and it is now registered in WA - Happy days :)

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