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Clicking and pings?

I can hear it in the video a lot better than when i am outside, that's my ears, though, doc said, sorry, no more OEM parts in stock.

I just put on an MCCT on the front cylinder and was ready to hear some cam-racket i've heard described. This does not sound as bad as people have described cam-racket to be, but then again, who knows? Is this cam-chain noise? This is how she's always sounded but i've only had her a few months now.

Maybe it's two different things, but outside i hear it close to the carb, and in front of the front cylinder.

Bike is on kickstand so has choke on about 10% otherwise she'll die. If upright, she'll rev to about 3200 or so with the choke at 10%, so she's fine when upright. JFYI.

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ug, private video is private.. we cant see it

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Try now... had some issues uploading too. Be forewarned, though, the director sucks, the camera man is as shaky as a tweaker, the phone audio uses some kind of VOX and the chick in the bikini across the alley turns around just before her top comes off.
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The video makes it sound horrrible

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You need to adjust your floats in the carbs though

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You need to adjust your floats in the carbs though
Told you it sounds like a Honda. You mean to bend them so they're down more to float higher? You think that might be the reason she needs choke while leaning?
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I can hear it in the video a lot better than when i am outside, that's my ears, though, doc said, sorry, no more OEM parts in stock.

I just put on an MCCT on the front cylinder and was ready to hear some cam-racket i've heard described. This does not sound as bad as people have described cam-racket to be, but then again, who knows? Is this cam-chain noise? This is how she's always sounded but i've only had her a few months now.

Maybe it's two different things, but outside i hear it close to the carb, and in front of the front cylinder.

Bike is on kickstand so has choke on about 10% otherwise she'll die. If upright, she'll rev to about 3200 or so with the choke at 10%, so she's fine when upright. JFYI.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYiI_g1XXes
In my avatar.....After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust

Float adjustment suggested.....

...have a vulcan good day!
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After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!

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In my avatar.....After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust

Float adjustment suggested.....

...have a vulcan good day!
That's two for Float adjust. Thanks.

So.... cam rattle would be louder than a heat shield, right? Because the first day i put my tags on, they freaked me out until i remembered and finally figured out what that was. And she is still that quiet. I just don't want to pull the MCCT out far enough to hear it if it's not necessary.
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0:16, did you just rip one?

The sound is pretty bad. Sounds underwater. If you want to hear MCCT noise to compare to, slowly back it out as it's running. You'll hear a chattery clatter.

If it needs choke while leaning, you could also have a binding throttle or enricher cable.
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