Lifter, cam tensioner, piston knock, or normal - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By RICZ
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 31
Garage
Default Lifter, cam tensioner, piston knock, or normal

Recently noticed a tapping sound that is different than the usual ticking on my 2014 CCT. I listened with the broom stick trick but could not pinpoint a location. I thought it might be a lifter but want to make sure it isn’t something more serious.

https://youtu.be/7sOdzvpyUpE

2014 Blue/Silver CCT
emux2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 09:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Central Florida, USA
Posts: 105
Default

Yeah I hear the knock. Sounds valve train related....probably a lifter.

2016 Hammer S...stock
Spacecoast is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 11:24 AM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,051
Default

Until I switched to Rotella T-6, I had lifter noise. T-6 starts out cold as a 5W, so it flows faster and fills the lifters rapidly. That would be a cheap and easy fix, if it works.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 31
Garage
Default

I just noticed this after my last oil change but I also removed the neck curtain from my helmet as well. So it could have been there throughout the winter. I went from Rotella T5 15w40 to Lucus 20w50. Thinking it it could be an oil issue I took two quarts out and replaced with 2 quarts of Rottella T4 15w40. I shot the video after this. I’ll change to T6 to see if it helps.

Will it hurt anything to ride with this going on until I can change the oil? Can the rocker/lifter be changed with the engine in place?

2014 Blue/Silver CCT
emux2 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 01:50 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,946
Default

You'll be fine. Try starting bike with standing up. Then let it rest on kickstand while you get ready.
Mine used to tick when I started it then for some reason I started bike standing up and ticking stopped

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 02:47 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,834
Default

Yup, sounds fairly normal to me as well. The 106 is a 'noisy' motor which is one of the reasons I chuckle a bit when I read or hear people say they want 'Victory technology' in a Polaris Indian. I've always used Victory oil change kits and have 4 or kits 5 left. Once they're gone I'll also be switching to Rotella T5 or T6. Many owners have said the engines and the trans quiet down considerably with Rotella.

All the best,

Mark


www.bikersforchrist.org

The Bible: Read, Apply, Repeat

"That's a beautiful Victory!"
"Thank you."
"Who makes it?"
"No one."

Who turns Victory into defeat? Polaris Industries, that's who.

2012 Pearl White CCT. Lloyds DR cams, Timing Wheel (+4), Air Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, PCV, Tri Oval mufflers, Dyno Tune from Rylan Vos - The Vic Shop: 112/113. Bad Ace Billet tank lifts and Raging Cajun Medium Low & Throaty mufflers added well after the Dyno run.
Chattanooga Mark is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 31
Garage
Default

Thanks. I always start it upright. This is a new sound since the last oil change.

2014 Blue/Silver CCT
emux2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome