Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wichita, KS
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Looks like this one's been asleep awhile, so I'll wake it up.....
I'm sittin at 41k on my 2001 Volusia. I just changed the oil 4 days ago from Castrol 4T 10W-40 with alittle Lucas Motorcycle Oil Stabilizer, to Lucas semi-synthetic 10W-40 motorcycle oil with "clutch saving technologies". The clutch is definitely grabbing better, but the engine runs noisier. I swear by the Oil Stabilizer in every engine. But it felt like it was letting the clutch slip under heavy load. Surely the stabilizer was not what was keeping it quiet (?)
I've gone about 150 miles since the change, and now I've got a rhythmic tick from the rear jug, BUT only at idle. Alittle throttle, and the tick isnt anymore noticeable than the rest of the engine.
I just reset the overhead with gauges around 35k. I doubt the lash is off, but it's possible. Could this be the chain or tensioner I'm hearing?
"Chrome dont getcha home!"
2001 Suzuki Intruder Volusia 800
3'' rear drop, 12" apes, Harley RG Front Fender, Cobra gutted drags, K&N High Flow, Pirelli tires, tag mod, misc. paint.. More to come.
4/4/16 : 40,900 miles