Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Southern Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Model: GL1200 Aspencade
Ticking Sound- Back of engine or rear end... GL1200
I recently brought my '86 gl1200 to a honda dealer to have them put new tires on and do a little carb work.
Since getting the bike back, a ticking sound is present. The only time it happens is when I am going 60 mph (~3000 rpm) or so and begin slowing down for any reason. As I let off the throttle, just before the throttle gets to idle, a ticking sound happens. If I close the throttle quickly, it'll tick for a fraction of a second, but if I try to keep the throttle in that position, again while slowing down from 60 mph (~3000 rpm), just above idle, the ticking will last about a second. It does also occur very briefly when I close the throttle to shift gears.
I can feel the vibration from the ticking through the footpegs clearly and it seems like the sound is coming from the back side of the motor or maybe even the rear end.
I took the side panel off and it seems like the driveshaft is seated well. The clutch currently seems to be functioning properly. It accelerates fine and goes down the road fine...
I have another issue with some substantial loss of fuel mileage (15-20%) after doing some major work over the winter (stator change) that I'll post in a different post. I don't know if there's any connection with this issue.
As I said, this issue started when I got the bike back from the dealer after having them put on new tires...
Any ideas what could be causing it?
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