bike making a ratling noise
Posted September 23, 2005 - 05:11 AM
Posted September 23, 2005 - 05:15 AM
Now, could there be something wrong with your bike? Yes. However, you might have to give a little more detail to get some answers.
Posted September 23, 2005 - 05:41 AM
Posted September 23, 2005 - 06:08 AM
Posted September 23, 2005 - 07:17 AM
As Chris said check the valves, they could be tight. I have never seen them get so tight that they click but Dan L has. While your in there you will be able to see what condition the timing chain sprockets are in. Do you have a manual?
If so follow the instructions on valve clearance inspection and shim replacement.
It's really very easy,so don't be afraid to tackle it. The dealer will over charge you for this job.
Your only problem will be not knowing what shims are under the buckets.
If you are out of spec ,you will have to remove the cams and buckets to get the shims out. Then order the new shims and wait for them to come in. There is a chart in your manual that will guide you for what size replacement shims you will need. You will have different shim sizes so the smaller ones can be reused elsewhere.
VERY IMPORTANT as you take out each shim right it down, what size and where it came from.
Posted September 26, 2005 - 06:50 PM