FJR1300 Ticking audio clip
At the Butt Lite IIII in August, 2006, somebody captured a movie with
audio that lets you hear The Tick.
2006 and newer FJR's do not have this problem!
This is about "Gen 1" FJR's, not "Gen 2."
Go back to my FJR1300 ticking index to see the
rest of my ticking articles.
http://home.comcast.net/~bvw13/images/bl_ticker.avi 3.7MB at the web
site of Brian V. Waletzko.
Watch and listen. Notice that there is a pronounced ticking sound at the
start of this movie clip when the camera is far away. When the camera gets
closer, the ticking becomes louder but so do the other engine noises. This
is what has made the tick so hard to capture in the past. This poor rider's
bike happened to have The Tick bad enough to capture.
(If his symptom wasn't actually caused by valve guide wear and the usual
Ticking syndrome, well, the sound is very familiar to people who have had
Remember, the hallmark of the tick is that it gets worse over time. Any
sound that has "always been there" and hasn't gotten worse is probably not
the tick. But a sound that is like the one you hear in this video most
certainly could be.
Your sound doesn't have to be this loud or distinct to qualify. If you
hear something of the "extra" ticking noise in your engine, and it's getting
worse with the miles, you should talk to your dealer. See the other pages on
this site (click the "Up" link above) for more.
This page was last edited
September 17, 2008.