Author Does your engine 'tick' once warm?  (Read 1142 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Dabbers

    • Crosstourer Member  ‐    34
    • **
    • Topic Author

    Offline Dabbers

    • Crosstourer Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 34
    Does your engine 'tick' once warm?
    on: Aug 18, 2021, 07.49 pm
    Aug 18, 2021, 07.49 pm
    I've tried a search for 'tick' and it brought up 28 pages so I'll just ask away....does your engine have a faint ticking noise? Mine is silent until a few mintes after start up then I hear it and it remains constant. Doesn't sound like it's anything sinister but it would be good to know it's a normal engine noise. Bike has 22,600 ish miles on it.  :187:

  • Offline MattR   gb

    • Administrator
    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    113
    • *****
      #1

    Offline MattR

    • Administrator
    • Crosstourer Pro
    • *****
    • Posts: 113
    • Country: gb
    Re: Does your engine 'tick' once warm?
    Reply #1 on: Aug 19, 2021, 08.18 am
    Aug 19, 2021, 08.18 am
    Thought it was just expansion noises as it warms up, bit like your radiator and pipes when you put the heating on/off at home.

  • Online DaveinNC   us

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    269
    • ***
      #2

    Online DaveinNC

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 269
    • Riding since 1968
    • Bike: 2017 VFR1200X
    • City / Town: Matthews NC
    • Country: us
    Re: Does your engine 'tick' once warm?
    Reply #2 on: Aug 19, 2021, 11.35 am
    Aug 19, 2021, 11.35 am
    Mine does it as it heats up, I tracked it down to the thermal expansion of the head pipes and catalyst.

  • Offline Max2007   hr

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    252
    • ***
      #3

    Offline Max2007

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 252
    • Country: hr
    Re: Does your engine 'tick' once warm?
    Reply #3 on: Aug 19, 2021, 03.08 pm
    Aug 19, 2021, 03.08 pm
    My does a bit in warm up fase, it is more to notis that when colder temp!
    Now in sommer i do not hear it!
    When worm the enging sings only!
    😃👍

  • Offline Dabbers

    • Crosstourer Member  ‐    34
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #4

    Offline Dabbers

    • Crosstourer Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 34
    Re: Does your engine 'tick' once warm?
    Reply #4 on: Aug 19, 2021, 06.54 pm
    Aug 19, 2021, 06.54 pm
    It's an engine noise, like a (very) faint tap/tick....