Originally Posted by WhyteRaevin
I don't know when the ticking sound first started. I just bought this bike. I pulled it out of a snowbank rolled in onto my truck and brought it home to my garage. Once it warmed up enough I tried to start it and I noticed that it was ticking. It doesn't tick so bad at higher rpm's but that might just be because I can't hear it over exhaust lol. Thanks for the pointers. Now that I have an idea of what to look for I'll tear into it and see what i can find.
Just to be thorough you might want to check the cam chain tension. theres 3 bolts on the cylinder block. theirs one on the front of the block near the top center, then 2 in the back of the bock. the upper one on the rear is a pain to get to but its nessicary for proper adjustment.
have someone help you with this. loosen the lock nut on the outside of the front bolt (14mm)then loosen the inner(10?). theres no outer nut on the rear bolts so you just need to loosen them(10mm wrench). DO NOT GO MORE THEN 1/2 TURN AFTER IT LOOSENS. if the bolts come all the way out the tensioner will fall into the block and you will have to tear apart the engine to get it back in place. once all the bolts are loose, turn the engine forward by hand and have seomeone retighten all 3 bolts.
since the tensioners automatically adjust after the bolts are loose, you want tension on the cam chains to ensure there tight. you spin it by hand to maintain that tension.