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My black bird is making a engine sound after 3500rpms till 4000 rpm

My black bird is making an annoying click tick tick sound form it engine when i rev it form 3500 rpm to 4000rpm i suspect the cam chain and the tensioner as i see its a problem with many black birds. my bike has done close to 29500kms and has been with me for the last seven years .

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Hi, Mahesh7689 I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's 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. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Rear Chains---RATTLE
5. Cam Chains---CLICKIT
6. Clutches---CHATTER
7. Cylinders---PING
8. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
9. Fronk Forks---Plunk
10. Gears---WHINE
11. Head Gasket---HISS
12. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
13. Instrument Clusters---BUZZING
14. Kick Starter---GRINDS
15. Pistons---SLAP
16. Radiators---GURGLE
17. Rear Chains---RATTLE
18. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
19. Relays---CLICK&BUZZ
20. Shaft Drives---WHIRR
21. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
22. Solid Lifters---TICK
23. Speedometers---bzzz
24. Starters---CLICK
26. Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
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SOURCE: rattling noise from engine sometimes . mostly when

Its probably the automatic cam chain tensioner. Honda told me to ignore the noise because nothing bad is happening. My bike shop said I should replace it with a manual tensioner. I have 15300 miles and will leave it be.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: theres is a tick in the engine all thru the rpm's

It won't be a bad spring if the bike runs well. It is probably just a tappet out of adjustment. Set the valve clearances. Use only premium gas.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a classic 1985 cb 750 nighthawk S the

it could be , find a long screw driver or something like and use it as a stethoscope and with the motor running move it around the engine and listen for the noise location, cam chain , valve lash,clutch etc.

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Honda CB Seven Fifty 1992. Sudden engine noise

I am not familiar with every engine Honda builds, I don't know what a alternator chain is. Normally the cam chain is quiet. You say it runs so it can't be too out of adjustment. If you wish to keep this bike in mint condition, I suggest you have this fixed by a Honda Pro before the condition worsens.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: vt500 c ticking sound. Cam chain tensioners

You have a self adjusting cam chain tensioner. It is sold as an assembly. Take out the complete unit and replace it with a new one. The springs are not bad , the device that keeps the pressure on the tensioner is slipping causing a ticking sound.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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