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2003 v-star 1100 65,000 on it NEW ticking is driving me nuts.sounds like a valve tapping.valve train is silent (with a stethescope)appears to be coming from starter clutch side...in that area.oil pump drive chain seems excessively sloppy...could that be the mystery noise ?or does the starter clutch make a tapping noise when on the way out ?

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No that type of starter clutch doesn't produce tapping when still working, you are on the right track with the oil pump chain methinks !

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Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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