I have a r 1100 s. When it's idling I can hear a ticking noise coming from the engine. The frequency of the tick is in line with the engine's RPM. Does this most likely mean I need to do the valve adjustment service?
I have a Haynes Manual but I never done any maintenance before that involves removing valve covers or getting into the engine's internals. If that is what the noise most likely is I guess there's no time like the present...
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Re: nois from engine
I was just about to post the same thing about my bike and saw this one. I just started having the same exact noise/problem with my bike. THe ticking increases with the higher rpms (and becomes louder, so much so that it is annoyingly loud on highway) I have a ninj 250, 2000 miles on it. I push it kinda hard and do the normal newby crappy job of shifting and stuff. Hope I didn't flub it up.
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Hi Titarosiello, I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealers chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. Good luck and have a nice day.
if its only a slight tick under load, probably just the common kawasaki v-twin noise. seems all of them have latters that are unexplainable but never get any worse. mine will be noisy at lower rpm under loads but goes away if i let the rpm go higher in all the gears. best to allow them to run at faster engine speeds as they need lots of oil to keep the overhead cams and hydraulic lifters going. they are not made to lug around.
20W-50 is good for muffling sounds in the motor. Depending on the loudness the ticking could be caused by Exhaust gaskets (o-rings) from the head to the head pipe(ticking sound ((at idle))and popping or backfiring on deceleration). When automatic cam chain adjusters are going bad you get a clicking sound, or worse, hydraulic valve lifters (for zero tolerance) going bad. Lifters tend to be a loud clacking sound.
The ticking sound is most likely caused by uneven wear on the cam lobes. The next time you've got the valve covers off, take a look at the cams and you will likely see scuff marks on one or more of the high-points of the camshaft lobes. This can cause a ticking sound each time that part of the lobe comes in contact with the rocker arm. The only cure for this would be to replace the cam and rocker arms - which is not worth the many $$ it will cost. The noise may be annoying, but isn't anything to worry about. My Goldwing started making a ticking sound at about 90,000 miles - and continues to this day, now with more than 169,000 miles on the engine.
Uneven cam lobe wear can also cause lateral movement of the rocker arms - and a ticking sound as the rockers move slightly sideways on their shafts (note the springs on the shafts that hold the rockers lightly to one side).
I should also mention that pitted valve stem tips can also cause a ticking noise. In any event, do not run the engine with less than the specified .004" valve tappet clearance as this can cause valve damage and compression loss.
usually louder when the engine is first fired up.If I crack the throttle a bit the noise will disapear and may or may not reappear? The tick seems to go away at higher RPM's(above 2000).The noise is loudest at the exaust pipe and not so noticeable as I move my ear towards the crankcase.Anyone with suggestions or similar experiences? Just pray it isn't a camchain or the tensioner. Benelli has had issues with them in the past.
I just thought I could hear a Tititititit from mine this morning. Not good.,