Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brewton, Alabama, USA
Model: GL1500SE Candy Spectra Red
I think this is common on the 1200s. They have hydraulic adjusters to take the slack out of the valve train but they are still prone to making a ticking sound sometimes. The 85 LTd I had would do that sometimes but after riding a while it would quit. After a while I didn't pay any attention to it. It did that the whole 25 years I owned it and was still going strong when I sold it.
Only two things are infinite... the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the former.
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