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1989 vt1100c motor oil to reduce engine ticking

1989 vt1100c what motor oil would be recommended to reduce engine ticking

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Is the ticking from the tappets,valve lifters ? put a hose to your ear and listen to cam covers ! a good quality synthetic oil , correct grade of oil is best !! are lifters adjustable , could need adjusting ! ?? P..

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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.

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When motor warms up noticable ticking develops

Usually the ticking comes from the exhuast or heat shields, this is usual. You can even get ticking from the fins and parts attached to the jugs.
Any thing that you can do to keep the engine running cooler will help to extend the life of your motor.
Don't let it idle for long periods of time, talk to your dealer about high end oils that will reduce friction in the motor, and adding a oil cooler will help lower operating temps.
Something that you can do is, make sure that the heat shields are tightened down, even shifting the shields just a bit can make a change.
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