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    i have the ticking noise .......

    i wasnt too worried about this until i read SDTLR commenting to a guy looking for things to look out for on a used tiller..

    and he mention there would be an ever so slight ticking noise,,,

    mine aint no ever so slight...its quite loud,,,and no i am worried...

    does anyone know what causes this ticking ,,,and is ther anything that we can do to quieten it,,,or eliminate it altogether ?

    sd.....you have brought the big worry cloud to my house dude
    "Sorry Officer ! I thought you wanted to race"

  • #2
    she might need a valve adjustment if one hasn't been done in 13,000-15,000 miles or so. How many miles does she have?

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    • #3
      16k....

      will it damage the engine if i wait a bit,,,, she runs real good...just ticking is a bit loud.......

      no smoke..and she still wantsto pull more when ya hit 170mph

      i was going to have the shims checked/adjusted this year, but the local suzuki dealer wants 300 uk,,,and i cant quite stretch to it yet...and i am not competent enough to do it myself...

      damn i need more cash..that is what i though it may be sweet, shims slightly worn...
      it definately louder from the front pot though..

      saying that the front one is more exposed..ya sit on the rear one and that may be why i dont hear that one too much...

      damn those,,,money grabbing dealers


      "Sorry Officer ! I thought you wanted to race"

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      • #4
        TL's tick. TL = Ticks Loudly. I don't think it's your valves though.

        My money is on a busted spring in your intake cams.

        -R
        TL_Music to my ears...

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        • #5
          how hard is that to fix,,and how costly...will it lead to other damage etc...
          "Sorry Officer ! I thought you wanted to race"

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          • #6
            They all tick, I wouldn't worry about it.
            2001 Suzuki TL1000R:

            Full M4 exhaust w/ Titanium cans
            K&N filter
            Yosh. Box (YAFMS)remap
            OHLINS damper
            +2 AFAM Sprocket
            Corbin seat
            Bike Design no-cut frame protectors
            Bitubo shock
            EBC HH Pads
            Memphis Shades windscreen

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            • #7
              Surely it's just the scissor gears... nothing to worry about.

              300 quid is outrageous, shop around...

              Where in Manchester (na na-na na) are you?
              The Weaver bird has little brain, it weaves about from lane to lane... that'd be me then...

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              • #8
                Re: Ticking...

                Originally posted by Screwloose


                sd.....you have brought the big worry cloud to my house dude

                That'll teach you to listen to me

                I guess they get louder with age, cause mine have both been pretty quiet. 9k and 5k miles

                :dunno

                I wouldn't worry too much if I were you
                TLOTM:
                May 2003
                August 2004

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                • #9
                  The busted scissor gear won't damage anything. I've been running my TLS without them entirely. Makes a ton of noise, but gave me a pony or two. I did it because I had several springs break within a month or so, I figured if they're going to break anyway F*(&$# IT.
                  TL_Music to my ears...

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                  • #10
                    between the decomp levers and scissor gears, they make some noise.
                    I wouldn't worry.
                    You're valves usually get tight over time, not loose. Tight valves are very quiet, so I doubt that's it.

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                    • #11
                      I've heard part of the ticking noise is really just the the injectors opening and closing.

                      Again, it's just hear-say ....

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE]Originally posted by bobviolence
                        [B]I've heard part of the ticking noise is really just the the injectors opening and closing.



                        Huh?
                        TLOTM:
                        May 2003
                        August 2004

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                        • #13
                          Fuel injectors "tick" (or pulse) when they are spraying fuel ...

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                          • #14
                            Mine has an exhaust leak that makes a nice ticking noise. Feel around the header for that great rush of hot exhuast.
                            Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

                            Pictures

                            Here's how it sounds.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TL_Music
                              The busted scissor gear won't damage anything. I've been running my TLS without them entirely. Makes a ton of noise, but gave me a pony or two. I did it because I had several springs break within a month or so, I figured if they're going to break anyway F*(&$# IT.
                              way to go..lol...its my noise just deal with it attitude..i like it
                              "Sorry Officer ! I thought you wanted to race"

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