Loud ticking on both the right and left side. 2000 R1150GS

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  1. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    Hello folks! I have a 2000 R1150GS with 26,200 miles and I’ve recently noticed a loud ticking. The ticking appears to be coming from both sides, while a bit louder on the right, than left.

    A shitty YouTube video I took with my iPhone where you can hear the sound.

    Details about the bike and the ticking:

    • Oil Change: 2,600 miles ago with BMW 20w50 Mineral Oil.
    • I did my first ever valve adjustment 1,500 miles ago and it appears to have went well.
    • Occurs when warm, as opposed to cold.
    • Appears to have a left side chain tensioner with a 17mm head (old style).
    • Occurs clutch in or out. Very little sound difference either way.
    • Happens even when I place my finger on the plate where the throttle cable winds up.
    • Speeds up with upon slightly opening up the throttle. Speeds up with RPM increase.
    • At high RPM I can’t really notice it over the exhaust while standing still or over earplugs when ridding.
    • There appears to be two distinct ticking sounds. The left maybe from the chain tensioner, and the right maybe from a loose rocker, bad push rod, or something else.
    I plan on checking the valves and rockers to see if they are too loose. I also plan on replacing the left side chain tensioner as well (Beemer Boneyard part good to go?). I can also try to check the pushrods if those are straight forward.

    Any other ideas?

    Thank you.
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  2. Francistor83

    Francistor83 Adventurer

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    Valves and rockers check sounds good, and there's also that little piece that used to be the subject of a video from Chris Harris, sorry can't recall the name of that specific part, but it used to get loose, if that may help....

    Edit: found! (4,02 min)
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  3. peloncho

    peloncho Adventurer

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    Hello, Check if you have lost the bolt in the photo. Sorry I dont know how it is called in english.
    It just happends to me and there is no way to find it. It is a m5 x 14 mm metric fine. Quite rare bolt.
    I hope this help you.
    [​IMG]

    Enviado desde mi ALE-L21 mediante Tapatalk
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  4. roger 04 rt

    roger 04 rt Long timer

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    Listened to your video. I would start with the valves and check them.

    Beemerboneyard is a great vendor. I just bought a Left side tensioner from them but then found out a bike I just bought had it already. It’s brand new, never installed. You can have it for $10 less than BB’s price. PM me if you want it.
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  5. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer

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    After valves, I'd look to the throttle bodies.

    Having a proper stethoscope may aid identification of the sound's source. A long screw makes for a (somewhat poor) substitute.

    Throttle body rebuild kits are available, if you determine that is the cause. As Roger alludes to however, I might swap in the upgraded tensioner before going much beyond the valves.
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I'm betting you didn't adjust the rocker arm endplay yet.
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  7. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Long timer

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    The throttle bodies can be quite noisy.
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  8. hugo-rush

    hugo-rush Been here awhile

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    I have an 01 with 89k kms my motor doesent sound much different.
    +1 on loud throttle bodies
    Ive come to realize thats a boxer motor

    also did you do a throtttle body sync?
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  9. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    I will inspect the pushrods. Thank you for the video.
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  10. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    That screw is present on both throttle bodies.
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  11. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    PM sent. Thank you!
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  12. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    I have not. I didn’t know to check those when doing the valves. I’ll check them this weekend. Any details on making that adjustment?

    Thank you!
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  13. I922sParkCir

    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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    Not yet. Need to buy one of those devices. Thinking of buying the Morgan Carbtune from BeemerBoneyard. What do you use?

    Thank you!
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  14. JimVonBaden

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    This will do it for you: http://advrider.com/index.php?resources/orepad.42/
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  15. hugo-rush

    hugo-rush Been here awhile

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    I made one, it works pretty good. i'll upload a pic

    Attached Files:

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    I922sParkCir 2000 R1150GS

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