Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
I expect 'rockets' is autocorrect for 'rockers' (rocker arms) and likely the HLAs were replaced which are attached to the rockers. The ticking noise was most likely excessive valve clearance due to one of the HLAs failing to pump up, not at all uncommon for this engine particularly at low mileage.
Nobody wants to hear, "they all do it", or, "it's normal",...... but it is. Ride more often and the HLAs won't bleed down, ride long enough to thoroughly warm the engine every time, and use only the recommended oil viscosity, 10w40.
2009 Voyager ABS:
Sold at 679,465 kms
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