I have a problem which is gonna cost me money.
Ok, I have a 2002 954, and I remember the manual saying something like 26,400KM when I get the valves adjusted.
I remember a long time ago like at 13,000km or less I could hear a ticking noise on the bike , like a car ticks when its old (valves I guessed)
The bike only does this when its cold. I let it warm up, and it went away.
Now it has gotten louder at 29,000km and it won't go away untill I rev the bike at say 7 grand for a while and then quiets down..
It ticks really loud when cold.... like theres play between the valve and the cam.
I brought it into my dealer I bought the bike from a few times to show them the noise it makes but every time I bring it in the bike is warm and they can't hear it, finally one day I let it sit for like 45 min or something and started it and it slightly ticked enough for them to hear it but they figured it was just the valves needed to be done.
Well at 29,000km I took the bike in to get the valves done and they took the top off and said my valves are fine, no need to adjust em, cam looks great...
my bike is 5 months off warrenty. They don't know what the ticking noise is. They phoned Honda and are waiting for a call tommorow to see if honda will allow warrenty the labor to take it apart to see whats up. If not I have to pay..
Valves are great, the bike ticks really fricken loud. Any ideas?
I read another post on here that a guys got a tick (like me) but it only comes on when the bike is warm. where as mine goes away when the bike is warm..
When you rev the bike up, the tick gets faster....
at 60$ an hour it would be expencive to have them open the motor up any help would be great...
By the way, bike runs great normally (When its warm) I have a hindle muffler and a PC3r
with the erion map on it.
Oh one other thing, when you rev the bike up when it ticks there is alot of black smoke (unburnt fuel i am guessing) and a little blue as well (oil burning?)
But that all goes away when the bike is warm.. No more black smoke and no blue smoke.
Also when I ride around town and deaccelerate (once tick is gone and its warm) THere is no blue smoke or anything so I dont think its the rings.
I heard something about noisy injectors. any chance? help!!