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Ticking when hot

I have noticed that my 85 Vn700 heats up a lil and while in idle she has a tick when I am sitting in traffic. Is this bad.
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I have noticed that my 85 Vn700 heats up a lil and while in idle she has a tick when I am sitting in traffic. Is this bad.
My 700 had the same problem, it was a front intake lash adjuster, it wore down the cam lobe and rocker. your could be the same or it could be your ACCT. Search ACCT.


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It may also be the oil you are using. A lighter weight oil in not good in hot weather area's. Have you changed to a lighter weight oil on your last oil change. Most likely it is the ACCT's getting a little weak.

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Where do you live tim? Welcome to the Vulcan madness. If you fill out your profile, your location shows up in the upper right corner with every post. With heat related questions like yours, it can help to know if you live in a hot place. I doubt that there is anywhere in North America where it is hot enough yet to thin 10w-40 oil out enough to be a problem. However we have members down in the tropics too.

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I live in Kentucky.... I used 20-50 that is what the dealer gave me. Should I need to switch to 10-40. It isnt a loude tick. Only noticable when really listeneing.
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do the old garden hose trick take you a three foot piece of garden hose and put it up to one ear ,it works better if you use an earplug on them ear without the hose ,get your bike up to temp and when the ticking starts use the loose end of the hose to listen to various places on the engine i.e. the front head the rear head ,the ACCT's and the transmission and when you hear it considerably louder in one location check for problems there first,be sure to hold the free end of the hose pretty close to the section you are checking,with a little practice you will learn to isolate noises to a pretty small area,Don't panic because you hear noise everywhere you stick that hose but listen for the specific noise you are trying to isolate,the other noises are just things turning round and round an going up and down as normal ,that you normally don't hear for exhaust noise,poor people have poor ways an just cause granpa did it that way doesn't make wrong,we all need a little low tech ever now and then,Denny




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