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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-21-2017, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Valve tick problems 83 gl1100

I have a 83 gl1100 with what I thought was a serious valve tick on either cylinder 2 or 4. I've checked lashing and adjusted several times with no positive results. I've removed head and inspected valves, cam, and rocker arm assembly and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. Timing belt was replaced 3000 miles ago. Anything I could be missing? It's a pretty loud tick coming from left side of bike.
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If the head is still off turn the engine to T1 and see if the #2 piston is all the way to the top of the cylinder then turn it to T2 and check #4, compare the 2. Also look at the exhaust ports for signs of a leak.

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Check you headers and exhaust for a small leak that can sound like a valve tick. Use a dowel to pin point the sound

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I was having the same problem. My timing belts would move 1/2 tooth causing the ticking sound.


I found the center cam wheel had worn the keyway down causing the belt/pulley to slip. I could move the pulley 1/8 inch by hand. They should not move at all. This allowed the one piston to just touch the top and thus a clicking sound.


This probably is not your problem but it was mine.
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I was having the same problem. My timing belts would move 1/2 tooth causing the ticking sound.


I found the center cam wheel had worn the keyway down causing the belt/pulley to slip. I could move the pulley 1/8 inch by hand. They should not move at all. This allowed the one piston to just touch the top and thus a clicking sound.


This probably is not your problem but it was mine.
Come to think of it I had one with the same problem, loose cam pulley bolt. No way it lets a valve touch a piston though. Takes at least 3 teeth off to do that.
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Miss aligning a belt 1 tooth will create a tick. That darn false index mark on the right side cam pully bit me and the only reason I knew it was because of the ticking sound from the right side head.

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Seems like the problem found out years ago was rocker arms moving sideways a bit. Someone came out with needle bearings for the rocker arms that supposedly eliminated the sound. No longer available.
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There was an issue with the 1200s that required centering the rocker arms. Maybe it applies to the 11s as well.
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If the engine has worn out valve guides it can sound just like lifter noise. If there has been no repair in that area it would be very common to have both worn guides as well as worn valve stems. Much more common on the exhaust valve. Good place to break out that inexpensive and handy mechanics stethoscope.

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Perhaps you might find an answer with these tips:

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