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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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My bike is getting ridden much less these days I'm sad to say. She's got around 35k miles on her and I haven't done anything except change the oil and some fork seals. But recently I've noticed when I start it up I get a ticking/clicking noise that seems to come from the front cylinder and goes away quickly once the motor is warm.

So, does this sound familiar to anyone here?

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Probably a lifter
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+1 on the hydraulic valve lifters. They may drain when the bike sits for a long time. Good reason not to rev it while it warms. What oil and weight?

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Yep, oil has to make its way up to the lifters. It may take a second or two. Just one of the reasons to always let the bike warm for at least a few seconds...

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Also a good reason to crank your bike and let it run for a while once a week even if you are not riding it.

Oil can run off cyl walls too and humidity can and does cause cyl walls to rust and even the rings to seize to the walls. Now this usually happens with very long periods of time sitting, but none the less, crank that thing up once a week.
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Also a good reason to crank your bike and let it run for a while once a week even if you are not riding it.

Oil can run off cyl walls too and humidity can and does cause cyl walls to rust and even the rings to seize to the walls. Now this usually happens with very long periods of time sitting, but none the less, crank that thing up once a week.
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Fuel Stabelizer ? Never did that ... Should I ?

I work 4 on 4 off so 6 montjs a year parked and trickled ....

Agreed, starting an engine weekly is BAD if not used .

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Fuel Stabelizer ? Never did that ... Should I ?
Yup! Fuel has about a 30 day shelf life and then bad stuff starts settling out to gum up the works. Stabilizers aid in preventing that. Very cheap insurance. Do they sell it where you are?

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Could be a cam chain tensioner also ... Very common .

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Shoot! That's the time to sell it 'click'. I'll give you 5000 for it since it needs some work on it(as in riding it).
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