Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Fork, Arkansas
Metal in oil a problem at 4,500 miles? Also ticking
Okay, I've heard others ask about the ticking on their victory and most on here have said it's normal. I on the other hand have not had ticking on my bike...at least nothing that you can notice unless really paying attention. This morning I fired my bike up and my attention was immediately brought to the ticking noise. It doesn't sound real bad and on many bikes may even sound normal...but like I said, mine has not been like that. I rode it to work and could hear the ticking along the way. After work I fired her up, same ticking after running for a minute, I gave it a little blip on the throttle and the noise I heard was something I've never heard and hard to describe. I gave it another blip and the noise repeated...almost like a metal rattle. I paused a moment then another blip and no noise. Rode it home and have not heard the noise on the ride home. I'm approaching my next oil change at 4,500 miles and have some Amsoil on the shelf waiting to go in along with a new magnetic drain plug. I checked my oil level and it's just a bit over the full line (must be from fuel). I took a small extendable magnet and ran it down the fill hole and moved it around on the bottom. There was metal on the magnet. No chunks or anything shiny. More like fine black shavings and barely enough to cover the top of the magnet which has the diameter of a pen. So to recap, I've heard two noises my bike has never made. 1. the audible tapping 2. a metal rattle sound when I blipped the throttle which hasn't repeated after 2nd blip. And then there was the fine metal shavings.
I just went to the garage after the above paragraph because I have a stethoscope in my garage. I fired her up, let oil get cirulating good then blipped the throttle a bit...twice. No noise. Tapping is there and can hear it at the bike but standing 6 feet behind the bike you can't hear it. I put my scope on the crankcase and sounds good, no noise. I put it on the cylinder and they sound real good too. Put the scope on the top covers and I hear the tapping. So it's my valves that have got louder.
What's ya'lls thoughts and opinions. All are welcome. Thanks fellas.
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