slight engine ticking

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Superhart1977
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slight engine ticking

Postby Superhart1977 » Fri May 04, 2012 9:26 pm

anyone have this? its a slight ticking sound at idle, might be the valves i am hearing, is this normal? thanks
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Re: slight engine ticking

Postby BRP » Sat May 05, 2012 8:22 am

Would help to know the mileage and bikes history.
Superhart1977
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Re: slight engine ticking

Postby Superhart1977 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:38 am

sorry, 2007 ninja ex650r with 4000 miles. all original, oil changes regularly. thanks
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Re: slight engine ticking

Postby BRP » Sun May 06, 2012 6:19 am

If I remember correctly a slight tick is normal.
You want to listen closely and increase the RPMs.
If it gets worse, you have a problem.
If it goes away, you're ok.
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Re: slight engine ticking

Postby cbdallas » Mon May 07, 2012 9:35 am

I think this is normal...my '06 did it, and my '07 does it as well. The noise is usually indicative that there's adequate lash in your valves. It's when they get quiet that you have to worry.

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