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Well I got my engine running from being frozen. My question is, What is a "Normal" engine noise ? I know a Rod Knock noise isnt good and I do not have that but on these Honda's (This is my first Honda) how "smooth" should it sound. Are there any YouTube clips of a "normal" 40k mile bike running. I do have slight ticking (Not knocking) and maybe a piston slap (Kinda like my Harley). I was just next to a new "2011" Goldwing and it was SMOOOOOOTH. Not sure how to compare mine to it.

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Tony
 

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Did you ballance/syncronize the carbs? I don't know of any clips to listen to.
 

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If you just got it unstcuk and running, You need to use some mmo or seafoam in the crankcase for a 150 miles or so and try to clean that motor out. It could be a sticky lifter.
 

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Hi Pryotex,

you have a PM,

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PM returned, I will try the MMO and some Sea Foam in the Oil, It does have that Lifter tick to it.

PS I am still doing a Happy Dance that it is running. I even found a complete Radio on Ebay for $30 shipped (Kinda broken) but was able to replace the Pots on my with good ones and knobs !!
 

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Rattleing sounds at idle is usually caused by unballanced carbs causing the primary chain to dance a bit. The transmission will be clunky, particularly in the lower gears. Otherwise, she should run quiet and smooth like you expect.
 

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I've rebuilt my carbs and done several synchs, still rattles like a bag of bones, especially if I give it too much gas in a high gear.

Do a synch, go ride. These bikes don't like to sit.
 
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