View Full Version : Tapping noise?

01-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Saturday riding the bike on the Interstate at about 75 started hearing a tapping noise that sounded like a lifter collapsed. Did this for about a mile and then quiet again. I couldn't tell where exactly the noise was coming from at road speed by leaning over and it went away before I could find a spot to pull over. I pulled the clutch in and revved the engine and it was definitely coming from the engine. The oil pressure was good and after that I rode another 50 miles with no problems. Got any ideas?

01-30-2012, 03:45 PM
My first thought was exhaust. But I don't know about 75 mph
I'm used to hearing tapping when I first start the bike.
Then it goes away when the bike warms up.

01-30-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm about 400 miles away from doing the 35k oil change, so I may just go ahead and do it today and make sure I don't have any metal coming out.

01-30-2012, 05:29 PM
35K between oil changes might be the problem. lol

01-30-2012, 06:04 PM
you could try using earplugs.:laughing1:

01-30-2012, 07:26 PM
35K between oil changes might be the problem. lol

You're 'spoked ta change the oil??????

02-03-2012, 01:09 PM
Noise hasn't come back again and I have ridden a couple hundred miles this week. Oil was nice and clean with no obvious metal so I guess there's no cause for alarm yet.