Greetings! Valves and leaks and ticks!
I have a vstar 1100 that started ticking after it warmed up. I adjusted the valve lash to .008 and .014 for the intake and exhaust, respectively. Now it ticks all the time, just on the back jug, and the front jug is now leaking oil at the crank and tappet covers.
I triple checked the lash on the valves!
I rode about 40 miles on it and even tho the noise is pretty normal according to the forum, it was never there before.
Just wondering if anybody else experienced the same thing with ticking and the gaskets leaking?
The gaskets look beautiful and there's no sign of cracking or wear.