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letterpigeon

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letterpigeon says:

Ticking Noise

So, I have a Lexmoto XTRS 125 (i know, i know, chinese ****) and it has developed a kind of ticking noise coming from the engine. There isn't any effect to performance (or lack of in this bikes case!) and it isn't drinking fuel/low on oil! Been a bit dodgy to start a couple of times however I don't think that really has much to do with it. Any ideas?

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi

Are you sure its Ticking and not Turkey?

Where is the noise coming from with regards to location in the engine.

Left (as you sit on the bike)?

Right?

Front?

Rear?

Top?

Middle?

Bottom?

When it is cold or more so when it is warm (running temperature) or when hot (sitting in traffic).

In neutral?

When moving or stood still?

Is it at a specific speed?

Is the exhaust pipe tight and sealed at the exhaust outlet from the cylinder?

More input, more input.


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letterpigeon

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letterpigeon says:

Hmm

Hey cheers for the reply! This bikes been nothing but bloody trouble! It seems to come from the head or just behind it, where the starter motor sits. 


Its just as bad when hot or cold, in neutral or in gear, however the clicking speeds up as i get faster. I'll check the exhaust first thing in the morning. 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Ticking

I think smidget has run out of ink,:tongue:,

would you say it`s a lounder tick upon start up?

Also what mileage has it done and when was the last valve clearance check done? 

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smidget

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smidget says:

Oh

no I have not, just needed to rest the fingers.

What Jaffa said.

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letterpigeon

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letterpigeon says:

:)

It seems just as bad on start up as when its warmed up. Not sure when the valve clearances were last checked, but I'm going to check them later on today when I get chance, and my mate has lent me hiss compression tester.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Lexmoto

Could be the cam chain tensioner?

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letterpigeon

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letterpigeon says:

Hmm

I'll give that a check over as well. At my folks today so don't have time to have a look at anything, but I'll get the valve clearances, compression test and cam chain tensioner check asap tomorrow. 

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charlie79

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charlie79 says:

tick tick tick

Hi. As eatcs01 said my first port of call would be your can chain tensioner. :smile

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letterpigeon

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letterpigeon says:

Valve Clearances

Well I checked and had to adjust the valve clearances slightly! I Also whacked in a new spark plug and changed the oil while I had the fairings off. Seems ok now, but I'm going to take it for a proper ride tomorrow. Cheers folks!

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