Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Morgan Hill, CA.
Model: GL1500 Interstate (Cinnamon/beige)
, ,Just a thought, , ,
What oil are you using and when was it last changed? (Make sure it has no "friction modifiers)
Same question for the oil filter, , , ,
Most folks hear a "ticking" if a valve/lifter gets gummed up so I might consider throwing about 4-6 oz. of seafoam in the OIL, , then ride it for 350-400 miles and change the oil. See if the oil is dark black, , , or slightly brown. Black indicates a lot of sludge/crud in the crankcase. Slightly brown indicates a lesser amount of sludge/crud. If its Black or slightly brown, fill up with new oil, and another 4-6 oz. of seafoam in the oil, leave the oil filter unchanged this time. Another 350-400 miles and do it all again, , until the oil removed is a "golden amber" color. Your "ticking" should pretty much be gone after the first "seafoam" treatment, but continue until you get the majority of the sludge out. Once you see the oil coming out is golden amber, NEW OIL AGAIN, NEW OIL FILTER, but NO seafoam this time. It'll be good to go for 3k-5k without an oil change and your "ticking" will be a thing of the past. (crossing my fingers for ya)
Last edited by BLUTHUNDR31; 08-06-2019 at 09:09 PM.