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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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my bike is making clicking noise...

when i am trolling through town in low gears my bike makes this ticking sound, sounds like when you put a baseball card in your bike spokes as a kid. is that normal? should i be concerned? the faster i go, the less i hear it, if it is still even doing it at all. what could it be...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 06:23 PM
 
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I am going out on a limb with a dry or loose chain. Your hearing it try to ride up the back side of the drive sprocket then fall to the guide. It should fall off the drive sprocket instantley. Be sure your chain is lubed fresh, not just again but actually clean it, dry it, then lube it. If your chain gets guncky it is likely to tack to the sprocket. At lower speeds under less loads it can be noisy. This is just my guess.

Good luck, And I hope it isnt bad what ever it turns out to be.

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... ...If it were a Honda, I would say the CCT
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 06:45 PM
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... ...If it were a Honda, I would say the CCT
drive chain.... needs to be lube or replaced! Put the bike on a rear stand and spin the tire by hand while in front of you... see if you hear it!




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I am going out on a limb with a dry or loose chain. Your hearing it try to ride up the back side of the drive sprocket then fall to the guide. It should fall off the drive sprocket instantley. Be sure your chain is lubed fresh, not just again but actually clean it, dry it, then lube it. If your chain gets guncky it is likely to tack to the sprocket. At lower speeds under less loads it can be noisy. This is just my guess.

Good luck, And I hope it isnt bad what ever it turns out to be.
He hit the nail on the head. And check alignment.
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thanks all. i'll check that and let you know how i made out.
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Well you're right JK...the alignment might be the cause of the problem with the chain... You might want to invest in one of these! Here!




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Well you're right JK...the alignment might be the cause of the problem with the chain... You might want to invest in one of these! Here!
that reminds me... i need one of those.
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ah this topic comes up alot on kawi boards. and most of them say its the cam chain tensioner. but i woudl check every other option first.
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I'd agree with earlzach! Check that first....Earl is VERY knowledgeable about mechanical things on MC's! He helped me out so much on my SV...in the end he was right all along! Big props to ya Earlzach!!
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Yep Earl is one of the TWF's finer mechanic type guys...




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Gee thanx guys!
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I'll also go with the chain. It could be too loose and rubbing some part. But it could be caused by lots of other things depending where it's coming from. If it doesn't occur at idle or reving the engine that's good. Does it stop when braking? Does it come from the front or rear?

I don't know how anyone else survives without a centerstand. I must use mine every other day for routine maintenance and checking things.
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Some of us have bike stands. I couldn't live with out it.

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Centerstands are nice to have but I think a 10R would look wierd sitting on one in a parking lot...




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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 04:05 PM
 
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with your bike off and in 'N', roll that bad boy around. That should tell you alot.
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