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954 tapping noise

hi guys, I have had a few problems with my 954 since i got it, but last week i got it running right for the first time. but after taking it for my first real spine i notice or should i say i heard a tapping sound from the head on the cam chain side. so i said it must be the valves that need to be set.
so i opened it up to check them and the all seem ok (.006 + - .001) for intake , and (.011 + - .001) for exh. i had a look at the cam chain as best i could and it looks ok.
So my question is what could be causing the tapping sound, could it be the CCT. and if so what do i do to fix it. Please help,
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Re: 954 tapping noise

If you have stock exhaust please check the gaskets.
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If you have stock exhaust please check the gaskets.
what I am looking for with the gaskets
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leaks. a leak will present itself as a tapping noise. case in point, ever hear a ford truck pull away from a stop sign? they are notorious for leaking manifolds, sounds like tapping.
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leaks. a leak will present itself as a tapping noise. case in point, ever hear a ford truck pull away from a stop sign? they are notorious for leaking manifolds, sounds like tapping.
i have checked it with a sound rod and its coming from the right hand side of the head.
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Re: 954 tapping noise

hi clem3 is it loader when it is cold and when it warms up does it quite dowm a little bit? that is what my bike does if u figure it out let me know couse i would like to fix mine also if there is a problem thanks ben
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hi clem3 is it loader when it is cold and when it warms up does it quite dowm a little bit? that is what my bike does if u figure it out let me know couse i would like to fix mine also if there is a problem thanks ben
hi Ben, nice to hear from you again. so we have another problem to be fixed, well did you check the valves setting on your yet , from what i have been reading yours sounds like it needs reshiming, my bike is ok when cold but as soon as i take it for a spine and it gets warm then i can hear the tapping .i have juut checked the valves setting on mine and there all ok , i am just putting mine back togeter again after doing the check and i am going to drive it for a few days and listen to it a bit more to make sure were the sound is coming from.. from what i have read on the forum here the cam chain tennioner gives problems and a lot of the guys here end up changing theirs to manaul tennioners, so i might change mine if i am sure it coming from there, let me know how you get on and best of luck with it
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Re: 954 tapping noise

the 954 is know for being louder then most bikes such as a valve tapping noise so yes the valve tapping noise is normal in these bikes.
There is a known issue with the CCT and alot of people have gone to the manual tensioners but i did replace mine with the factory one and that was about 28,000 miles ago.

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the 954 is know for being louder then most bikes such as a valve tapping noise so yes the valve tapping noise is normal in these bikes.
There is a known issue with the CCT and alot of people have gone to the manual tensioners but i did replace mine with the factory one and that was about 28,000 miles ago.
does the manaul CCT make any difference to the taping sound,
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does the manaul CCT make any difference to the taping sound,
I dont know since mine is a factory replacement.

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Re: 954 tapping noise

Does your bike have a power commander on it? If you does you may find that the noise is the fuel injectors ticking away. I was very surprised to find this out after taking my 929 apart to look for the tick. See if you can reach in there with a long screwdriver or prybar and put the metal tip on an injector and listen at the other end. Worked for me.

PS This trick works for lots of things on cars and bikes.
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Does your bike have a power commander on it? If you does you may find that the noise is the fuel injectors ticking away. I was very surprised to find this out after taking my 929 apart to look for the tick. See if you can reach in there with a long screwdriver or prybar and put the metal tip on an injector and listen at the other end. Worked for me.

PS This trick works for lots of things on cars and bikes.
thanks, I tryed that trick on the head and it sounded like it was coming from the right hand side ie the cam chain, but I,ll just check it again on the injectors, i have an elec preblem at the min and can get the bike started so it might be a few days before i can check it out, thanks again mate
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No problem. Good luck with it.
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No problem. Good luck with it.
I got that elec sorted (kind of) it a loose map connector. Well anyway i got the bike started and running ok for a tew min this monrning and i checked the injectors with the screw driver trick and you seem to be right, it sounds like the tapping or ticking noise is coming from the injector, why or is this normal
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Re: 954 tapping noise

Im led to believe that it has something to do with the power commander. At least for me. When i have a map loaded the injectors are pretty noisy. When i load a zero map i find the quiet down substantially.

This tells me that the power commander is just asking more of the injectors then maybe what they were originally designed to do. Do i think its a problem? Maybe. Maybe not. Mine seems to be fine. If one goes then they are easy to replace.
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