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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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2014 Bolt R-Spec (950) Engine Ticking

Proud owner of a new Bolt R-Spec and love this bike.

As most of you know it's platform is the proven 950.

I've noticed a ticking noise coming from the engine and not sure if it should woory me or not?

Symptoms:
1. Not at idle
2. Not at low RPM's
3. Starts at half throttle and is more pronounced when engine is fully warmed up.

Sound: Ticking and as throttle opens becomes more pronounced. Can be heard over windnoise and muffler.

Any ideas? Valve adjustment? Lifters?

I'm not qualified to wrench the bike myself and not sure if this is a common issue with 950's?

Would appreciate any and all advice.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 09:10 AM
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My 1100 is the same. Talked to the local shop, don't remember what they said it was, but it's normal.

Nice bike, though!

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it's normal

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Does it bother anyone that the rider of the Bolt is carrying a European Man Bag on the Motocycle.com Best 2013 cruiser award page?

http://www.motorcycle.com/best-cruiser-2013.html

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It's where he keeps all of his things, he gets a lot of compliments on that, plus it's not a man purse - it's called a satchel.

Indiana Jones wears one.

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It's where he keeps all of his things, he gets a lot of compliments on that, plus it's not a man purse - it's called a satchel.

Indiana Jones wears one.
uummm, ok. If you say so.

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Can't say I'll be carrying the man purse or satchel...

I might pop into dealership next week and see what they say. I know some Yamahas have the Yammy Tic...

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he's probably just on his way to Starbucks to show off his writing skills to everyone

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This video made me want one of these!!

Let us know when you get comfortable enough and start riding yours like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3-a...DP4&nomobile=1
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This video made me want one of these!!

Let us know when you get comfortable enough and start riding yours like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3-a...DP4&nomobile=1

the announcer claims at the beginning that it's 1000cc's. LIAR!!

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