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Metallic rattle

Postby Woodworm » 21 Apr 2019, 14:15

Just out on ride today and have a metallic rattle coming from front left hand side,checked exhaust and they are all secure,what is in left hand cover on engine is it the rotor ,could that rattle,I’m not that mechanicals minded so excuse my questioning, by the way it’s the 1100 model.
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Re: Metallic rattle

Postby Ivor » 12 Jun 2019, 11:52

the cover is easy enough off , just be careful with the gasket if you want to re-use it . the main bolt in there might have worked loose . could also be the cam chain tensioner that needs re-adjusting. while the engine is running you could always try the hammer handle to the ear and engine trick to try and work out exactly where the noise is coming from
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Re: Metallic rattle

Postby Ivor » 12 Jun 2019, 22:30

also just listening to my 1100 while the engine is running there is a slight metallic ticking coming from the starting motor , so might be worth looking at that also . (its a reconditioned one so shouldn't have any problems there , and it certainly starts the bike fine )
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