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muttley1
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Ticking chain

Post by muttley1 on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 4:40 pm

Hi,
pushing the bike back into garage earlier I noticed a ticking from the front sprocket area. Seems its nowt major, the slider is slightly lifting the chain so it doesn't seat nicely when turning the sprockets. Its a definite vibration as each link passes over at standstill but the bike feels fine on the move, probably due to the additional weight, so I'm not too worried. Only drama might be if the sprocket bearing is not 100%. Noise is still there with the clutch in btw.

Anyone else had this? I'm tempted to loosen the chain a fraction.

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wornsprokets
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Re: Ticking chain

Post by wornsprokets on Tue 06 Sep 2016, 5:26 pm

Anigai had something simular he adjusted his chain
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Re: Ticking chain

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 5:12 pm

Were you pushing the bike backwards at the time?

I've noticed on the CB500 (and other bikes) that if you turn the rear wheel backwards (e.g. when oiling the chain) you sometimes get a clicking noise from the chain. I've always attributed this to one of two things, possibly combined:

1. Driving the chain the wrong end and in the wrong direction causing it not to meet the sprockets in the same way as when being used under load.

2. Chain wear

but I don't really know.

muttley1
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Re: Ticking chain

Post by muttley1 on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 5:31 pm

Hi,
noise was pushing the bike backwards and forwards.
I took the front sprocket cover off and cleaned out a little road gunk and the noise was much quieter when I put it back together.
I did adjust the chain a fraction looser to be sure (I measure the exposed threads on the adjusting blocks) and that fixed it.

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Re: Ticking chain

Post by sullivj on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 7:01 pm

When mine was doing that, I realised it was rubbing on the main stand!
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Ticking chain

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:28 pm

Mine does it all the time, but mainly when I'm rolling the bike backwards.

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