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Old 03-27-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

After my project of re-wiring my bike so that it doesn't burn wires, I have started the engine with one surprise. I don't remember the a TICKING sound the varies with the engine rpm. Is this normal? Is it because it is COLD out (3 Celsius)? Even after the engine is warm, it was still TICKING. Seemed like it was coming from the front of the engine.....

Is there something wrong?
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

Could the noise be the cold-idle solenoids?
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

Could be a lifter has drained down? Mine did that a couple of times - ended up doing the seafoam in the oil thing and (knock on wood) it hasn't done it since.
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

What do you mean a Lifter Drained Down? I don't understand that terminology. What are cold Idle solenoids? l
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

BR- The Nomad is notorious for different engine noises. One time I will start mine and it is quiet as a church mouse then the next time it could be clacking like a chicken. Most times it will go away after warming up but not always. Been that way since I bought it but I don't hesitate to jump on it and ride for a 3000 mile trip.
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What do you mean a Lifter Drained Down? I don't understand that terminology. What are cold Idle solenoids? l
The lifters on the Nomad are hydraulic and are normally filled with oil. If the bike has sat for an extended period of time, the oil can drain out of the lifter and it can make a clacking sound with no oil inside to dampen it. Using a little Seafoam in the oil may clean things out and allow the lifter to fill with oil again.

The cold-idle solenoids are behind the dog bowl on the right hand side, there are two of them, side by side. They are intended to allow the engine to idle smoothly when cold. Since they are electro-mechanical, they clatter when they are operating. I got rid of mine years ago, as part of improving the intake system on the bike. They are noisy, but it's normal. for them to be that way.
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.
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This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.
You're joking, right?
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This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.

Huh? ???
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Ticking as the Engine Runs.

I guess it raised the back of the bike up causing more oil to flow to the front of the engine.
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I would do as cactusjack suggests. He is one fart smeller, er, I mean, one smart feller.
Don't listen to a word dennis49 or Ringadingh say they still think they are on the backrest vibration thread. ::)
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That D*m shock controversy is creeping it's way into another thread? ::)
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This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.
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This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.
OK now STOP THAT RIGHT THERE MISTER!!!!

WARNING CONTINUED MENTION or REFERENCE TO THE AFOREMENTIONED AIR SHOCK THREAD WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE AND CONTINUED RIDICULE TILL YOU STOP OR PEE YOUR PANTS AND GO AWAY WHINING LIKE A LITTLE BITCH OR BOTH!!!!

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This happened to me once and it was because I had to little air in my shocks, pump them up to 30'ish and you should eliminate the ticking in the front of your engine.
OK now STOP THAT RIGHT THERE MISTER!!!!

WARNING CONTINUED MENTION or REFERENCE TO THE AFOREMENTIONED AIR SHOCK THREAD WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE AND CONTINUED RIDICULE TILL YOU STOP OR PEE YOUR PANTS AND GO AWAY WHINING LIKE A LITTLE BITCH OR BOTH!!!!

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