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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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engine is making a loud clicking noise?

hi all, went for a cruise yesterday on the highway and something happened to my bike. i was moving along doing 70 while approaching the car in front of me. douche bag to the left of me kept speeding up and slowing down while i was motioning to get in front of him or to pass already. i finally had enough and gunned the throttle and got to about 85 and cut through the traffic and got away from those idiots. thats when my bike started having this loud ticking noise coming from the crankcase or engine. It does it while idling and gets faster as i rev the bike. Did i cause it to get low on oil? Did i bend a push rod? is this going to be an expensive fix if its a bent push rod?
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hi all, went for a cruise yesterday on the highway and something happened to my bike. i was moving along doing 70 while approaching the car in front of me. douche bag to the left of me kept speeding up and slowing down while i was motioning to get in front of him or to pass already. i finally had enough and gunned the throttle and got to about 85 and cut through the traffic and got away from those idiots. thats when my bike started having this loud ticking noise coming from the crankcase or engine. It does it while idling and gets faster as i rev the bike. Did i cause it to get low on oil? Did i bend a push rod? is this going to be an expensive fix if its a bent push rod?
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What type of bike?

Year? Miles? Mods?

Gotta have something to go on here....

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What type of bike?

Year? Miles? Mods?

Gotta have something to go on here....
Pushrods? Perhaps a V2K?

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It sounds like Adrenaline induced hyper sensitivity to me ! and now he is hearing his engine for the first time !

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He's probably really pissedoff now!

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It sounds like Adrenaline induced hyper sensitivity to me ! and now he is hearing his engine for the first time !
I like that. Do they make a pill for that. I replaced a clutch in my Z-28 once because of the same thing. But after that incident (when I was 19) I learned my lesson.

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I like that. Do they make a pill for that. I replaced a clutch in my Z-28 once because of the same thing. But after that incident (when I was 19) I learned my lesson.
What year was your Z-28?

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What year was your Z-28?
1981. It had a 305 with a 4 speed.
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1981. It had a 305 with a 4 speed.
I was a Chevy mechanic at a dealership back in late '68 and early '69.
I used to get brand new '69 Z-28s right off the truck! Pretty nice kick for an 18 year old kid to get to be the first to drive these. Throw in a few 396 Novas and even a ZL-1 Camaro (with an all aluminum 427) and it got even better!
I did watch with horror as a delivery truck driver, trying to back a new Z-28 off of the truck, completely trash the clutch in a little over 5 minutes!

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