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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Klicking sound

My bike has about 14k miles on it and I am starting to hear a clicking sound from it. It is not that prevalent but could be coming form the gear box. At 12k miles I tuned it up and tightened the chain a little. I have heard that the sound could be coming from me needing a new front sprocket and maybe and chain. How long does the chain and sprocket last and should I replace both sprockets and chain at the same time. They all look good and donít appear to be worn. I do all the work on the bike myself so any input would be helpful.

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If you replace the chain and sprockets you should replace them all at the same time. But i don't know what you mean by a clicking sound. When does it click?
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this issue is well covered in different posts.there are 3 possibilities for the source of the sound, without excluding something i still havent thought of.chain and sprockets,cam chain ,hydraulic oil pump chain.freagin chains...
---sooo,the chain and sprockets last about lets say 20 k miles in average with good maintenance ? maybe more
---oil pump chain doesnt have a tensioner so its the most possible cause of this sound.it is suggested to be changed more often by a kawi mechanic on some post,i cant find it atm.he mentioned to be changed every 15k miles
---cam chain has a tensioner so its not so possible to be the cause.however cam tensioners are always a cause of troubles for kawi so it needs to be checked.the periodic valve check should also be a good time to check the chain for slack,etc.people in this forum found the valves tighter(exhaust) than the spec in less miles than it should.
in my experience ,yes i hear the clicking sound also,it mast be the oil pump chain cause i spot the sound just where the pump is supposed to be.in any case every engine is a unique case so it needs further investigation.dont take anything for granted.
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The chain is the most likely source of this kind of noise. If so the click should change with the speed of the bike but not the speed of the engine. If that matches your sound then get the back tire off the ground, loosen up the chain as much as possible and then start rotating the chain and checking for play in each link. You'll probably find one link that's tight and won't swivel. Then you've found your problem.

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Put the bike on a rear stand.
Spin the wheel by hand and maybe you're find the tight link.
Should also confirm if the the ticking sound is from the chain or not.

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I had a clicking sound one on a multi day ride (not Versys). It was sporadic. I could not identify it nor was it repeatable. Eventually after 500kms or so of 150kph return towards home the rear wheel bearing gave out.

My bike had more than 15k on it but ..........
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and Sawatdee VersysBKK,

Glad you were all okay then.

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Aba Kabar? Biak sekali? Saya tidak becara Bahasa Malay. Hanya sedikit Bahasa Indonesia
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