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I heard a clanking noise coming from the engine. It doesn't effect the way it rides or anything. The noise just comes and goes. I dont think it's a rod, maybe a sticky lift could cause this?
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Does it sound like a ticking noise from the left front of the engine, right rear, in the center, certain rpm, acceleration, deceleration? Have you checked your oil, water level?
 

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Do you primarily hear it when idling, just after start-up? Mine will do that every so often. I am thinking that mine is asking for the ACCT to be looked at. Mine goes away once I've ridden it for a few minnutes.
 

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I hear it by the carberator, right side. sounds like a nickel hitting metal sound. I only hear it when I am stopped and it's just idling. It doesn't get louder or softer same noise. Sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't. I havent had the carbs cleaned out and dont have any information on the last owner what work he had done. I poured some seafoam gas treatment and noise went away for 2 months. Then it made the noise again.
 

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Just had the oil changed about 400 miles ago, all fluids are full. I changed the plugs and wires about 200 miles ago. Seems like when I give it full throttle it bogs a little. (struggles to accelerate fast)
 

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It wouldn't hurt to pull the carbs off and give them a good cleaning and looking at, I can't think of any thing inside the carbs that would rattle sometimes and not other without not running(like a loose jet). I say pull, clean, inspect, and go from there. Also check you ACCT's for slack (grambo trick).
 

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I wouldn't pull the carbs if adding Sea Foam stopped it before. I'd add more Sea Foam first and see what happens.
 

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yep, that's where I heard the sound. I got an oil change and added seafoam to the tank and oil and tada the noise is gone. My mechanic said it could of been a sticky lift or something.
 

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yep, that's where I heard the sound. I got an oil change and added seafoam to the tank and oil and tada the noise is gone. My mechanic said it could of been a sticky lift or something.
I have been told that you don't want to run seafoam in the engine oil for long.. maybe a 100 miles or so just to break the crud up in the engine.. alot of us do this before an oil change.

before I did my ear shave I used to hear a clanking tapping odd metal on metal sound.. come to find out it was the emmisions valve air switch thing banging on the top of the engine.. slipped a peice of hose under it and poof.. noise gone... just a thought.
 

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Do the grambo trick before doing anything else. Look it up in the vulcan verses. It will give good dirrection on how to excecute the procedure.
 
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