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    Question 2005, R1200RT, Valve noise?

    Current Mileage, 28,598

    Several months ago I performed the Valve Adjustment as described in the HEXHEAD Tech section. Used .30mm gauges for exhaust and .15mm gauge for the intakes. All went well and I double checked my work. Ever since, I have noticed a pronounced tick from the left cylinder. So, I purchased the VonBaden video and METICULOUSLY performed the procedure again, literally following Jim's video step by step; Including checking the rocker arm endplay.


    The tick is still there...
    Is this normal?

    Any thoughts are much appreciated
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    injector tick

    Shield the injector with your hand and see if the ticking goes away. An injector can be pretty loud.
    Dan

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    Sounds lower in the engine

    I tried muffling the injector the best I could without removing any of the fairing.
    Listening around the engine though, it definitely sounds like it's coming from lower than the injector.
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    Did you, can you set rocker shaft end play?

    I set my oilhead to absolute minimum. Quiet as can be.

    David

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    Yup,
    Rocker shaft endplay is perfect.
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    Maybe this would help

    from Harbor Freight- http://tinyurl.com/8wb5w8l

    Or a long screw driver...

    to isolate where the tick is coming from.
    Dan

    2010 R1200GSA

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    Check your exhaust at the head. You might have a very small leak.

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    Re: Exhaust leak

    I'll do that!
    Thanks Jim.

    BTW, I'm enjoying your R1200 Maintenance video, very helpful!
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