Hey everybody, its been a bit since I’ve done a post on here. That is mostly because the bike has been garaged since my last post. We decided that the noise it has been making is bad enough that I probably shouldn’t be riding on it. When I have run it by others, they say that it is likely the valves that need to be adjusted. In my experience, the ticking happens for a bit, and then stops for awhile, but it always comes back. Another observation I have had is that the oil light seems to light up depending on whether or not it is ticking. The oil light is almost always on when I start it. When I ride it, either the oil light will go out after a short time, or it will start ticking. After some time, the ticking will stop, and the light will be out.
After running that information by another experienced rider, it was suggested that there may be a problem with the oil pump on the bike, which I think feels right. We have looked into what that entails and it looks to be a much bigger operation than I would feel comfortable performing. So, the bike has been garaged for awhile now and after the fantastic weather we had here this weekend I found myself longing for a ride. Short on cash at the moment, and even if I had the money I don’t know a good place to take it. Either way, I remembered it had been a minute since I wrote anything here, so I just wanted to touch base with those of you who are still tuned in.
Take it easy!