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CBR954RR clicking sound?

I'm pretty sure this is a normal Honda trait from what I read but I just want to get some solid advice.

It clicks like valve train noise and/or cam chain tensioner.

Most noticeable around 3000rpm.

Should I even bother checking the valve clearances? The bike has ~5750 miles on it.

AND...How do I adjust the cam chain tensioner?
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

i have a similar problem on mine at 10.000 km and honda change an hydraulic tensioner.the noise begin at 3000 and stop at 5000.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

Honda's, especially 954's are known to be particularly noisy. I mean preventive measures are always good, but unless it major I wouldn't worry about it. The 954 is by no means a quiet bike, but it is the best bike out there
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

thanks man!!! i figured this. i did quite a bit of reading before deciding i wanted one. i test rode it before buying and noticed it right away. for the price i paid it would still be worth it if i have to get the valves adjusted. i might be able to do the valves myself if i can find the time.

by the way, i LOVE the 954!!!!!! it is the perfect bike for me. i'm 6'7 and 215lbs. i have pretty high standards for motorcycle performance and this bike delivers everywhere!!!! one of those standards is NOT paying $11k for a new 1000RR. this bike whoops serious asss!
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

Valve noise and CCT slap are perfectly normal on the 954. My wifes F4i is so quiet it bothers me. Your not gonna pull the 1000's down a straight but youve got gobs of torque and a lighter better handling bike. My suggestion would be no matter how smooth you are invest in a damper if the bike did not come with one, its wheel lifting tendencies under acceleration make any uncontrolled steering input a little exciting. I run my damper turned down almost all the way because I like to feel the input but a rapid oscillation never gets started because of the high speed damping.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

thanks for the comments on the noise and for the advice of getting a steering damper. i will be ordering one next week.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

No problem man, enjoy the bike.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

A friend who is a bike tech did a valve clearance check on a very low mileage 954RR as part of a service check for his buddy who just bought the bike. One valve shim in particular was .001" too tight, others have found the same exact valve a problem on their 954RR. The fix is to buy the correct thickness of valve shim. Apprently is was a Honda factory issue and who knows why, I don't think anyone has found that answer yet.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

I am getting the same kind of noise after having an engine built for my 929. On the "old" motor it purred like a kitten, and NOW, tap tap tap tap tap tap. The dealership told me it was cam chain problem. Come to find out it is not a cam chain problem. The tensioners are automatic and mechanical. They do not require adjustment.


Tonight, I am going to pull the top end of the bike back a part and drop the valve cover off AGAIN to check valve clearance. I have heard the the 929 and especially the 954 are noisey...I just don't understand why it didn't make all the racket before.
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

did changing the shim to the correct size eliminate the valve train noise?
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

Any update on the valve train noise issue for 954s? Does a valve adjustment fix this?
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

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A friend who is a bike tech did a valve clearance check on a very low mileage 954RR as part of a service check for his buddy who just bought the bike. One valve shim in particular was .001" too tight, others have found the same exact valve a problem on their 954RR. The fix is to buy the correct thickness of valve shim. Apprently is was a Honda factory issue and who knows why, I don't think anyone has found that answer yet.
Just curious, but which valve was it? Intake or exhaust and which cylinder...?
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Re: CBR954RR clicking sound?

bump, i have this same noise... any details on this?
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