XT500; Sorry, don't know where else to post?
Posted July 04, 2007 - 03:24 PM
Anyway, I have a very loud ticking/tapping sound coming from the head while she's running. It's RPM specific, i.e., when the RPM's increase so does the frequency of the tapping.
I have adjusted the valves, they were fine. What I did determine was that if I pull the de-compressor lever in slightly, the sound goes away. But anymore than a slight pull and the bike immediately loses power and wants to die.
Thoughts and/or suggestions?
We get this resolved and I'll ask about a cold engine miss/hesitation...Thanks!
Posted July 04, 2007 - 04:46 PM
Posted July 04, 2007 - 10:04 PM
Posted July 05, 2007 - 09:35 AM
Posted July 05, 2007 - 09:37 AM
Try the decomp adjuster?
yes they are all right. decomp
Posted July 05, 2007 - 10:44 AM
at 14k and 30 years old, hmmm something wrong here........ is the odo resetable?
Thanks Crooks, I have it adjusted pretty tight right now, I could probably go a bit tighter. I'm surprised it isn't really covered in the manual? One of the replies I got on the vintage forum said I may have a cam/lifter prob. I hope not at only 14K on the odo. She is 30 yrs old though!
Posted July 05, 2007 - 01:55 PM
Posted July 05, 2007 - 02:05 PM
Posted July 06, 2007 - 04:14 PM
Truthfully, I've had better advice and responses in this forum than on my simular post on the Vintage forum. Thanks guys! ;-)