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Old 03-15-2011, 02:24 PM
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I hate to be one of those people but my 2005 F4i has a slight "tick" at low rpm's specifically idle-3,000rpms.

The bike has 7,000 miles on it and I replaced the CCTL about 1,000 miles ago when I heard it going bad so I don't think the CCTL is the problem.

Any help is much appreciated.

Heres the video of the noise, it can be heard very well between 0:30-0:36 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGanLdtndaA
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:30 PM
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Can't hear a tick sound.....
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kazspeed View Post
Can't hear a tick sound.....
It's there because I can hear it in the video. It might be normal for the f4i but I just freak out about any noise.
 
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i hear it, when have you changed the spark plugs?
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by backyardmechanic View Post
i hear it, when have you changed the spark plugs?
Never changed the spark plugs, they are still the stock ones so they should be torqued properly.
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:10 PM
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When you hear the tick, try to pull the clutch in neutral. If it fades away, it probably is your clutch basket
 
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Starts & sounds awful! Perhaps its the cct?
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Slick 6 View Post
When you hear the tick, try to pull the clutch in neutral. If it fades away, it probably is your clutch basket
I just tried that and it made no difference when the clutch was in. I also tried pulling the clutch in while in gear and no difference either.

Originally Posted by Tommysf4i View Post
Starts & sounds awful! Perhaps its the cct?
Yeah I know it sounds awful, but I hope it's not the CCTL because I just replaced that and it made the rattle go away at 5.5k.
 
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I have a 2006 and it does the same thing i thought maybe valve shims bc i juts changed the cam chain tensioner to a manual one so i know its not that i even tried running premium gas to see if it was a spark knock and that didnt help so i thought it was valve shims or just a normal f4i sound bc it doesnt get worse at higher rpms
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hites87 View Post
I have a 2006 and it does the same thing i thought maybe valve shims bc i juts changed the cam chain tensioner to a manual one so i know its not that i even tried running premium gas to see if it was a spark knock and that didnt help so i thought it was valve shims or just a normal f4i sound bc it doesnt get worse at higher rpms
I agree with you that it's not the CCTL, but I don't think my valves could be out of adjustment with just over 7,000 miles on the bike and I do not ride the bike hard.

I'm beginning to think that it may be a loose spark plug or spark plug wire as someone mentioned before.
 

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