The Tick: FJR1300 exhaust
valve guide wear
This section contains articles about The Tick, a degenerative condition
that afflicts perhaps 1% to 7% of Yamaha FJR1300 motorcycles from (at least)
model years 2001-2005.
2006 and newer FJR's do not have this problem!
This is about "Gen 1" FJR's, not "Gen 2."
The chief symptom is an audible ticking sound that
gets louder and more prominent as the problem worsens. It results in reduced
power and in unburned oil getting into the exhaust system, which damages the
catalytic converter and ultimately starts coming out the backs of the
Update August 2006: somebody at the Butt Lite IIII captured the
tick on video and audio! See the link below.
Yamaha FJR1300 ticking - quick summary
Yamaha's Advice for Ticker Owners
The Yamaha FJR1300 "Ticker" Problem in Depth
Diagnosing a ticking FJR1300
FJR1300 Ticking Audio Clip
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September 17, 2008.