jose gonzalez: i have a noise whnet i run the bike and letgo the gas sound start but whent i pres the cluch stop
hfa555: I commented on this 6 years ago and now my bike has over 220,000 kms on it. The ticking is still there and even though I check the valve lash adjustment once in a while it never has gone past the good to go zone. Full synthetic oil does good work.
Brad Blasel: 08 v star 1100, same noise, thought it was valves. Turned out to be a hole in one of the chrome AIS pipes. No noticeable tick at all any more. Look them over good. I would almost bet that's your deal.
Shane Gerow: It's your AIS making that noise. Remove it. Mine was doing the Same thing. No biggie
Dan Siler: I'm a Yamaha tech in northern California and I ride a 2005 V Star 1000, as a scheduled maintenance for this bike a valve adjustment is advised every 4000 miles though frequency of this service is different for each engine, but if you notice the valves being abnormally loud then they are too loose and should be adjusted. You should periodically check them anyways specifically for the exhaust valve. It will tighten down where as the others will loosen up. If exhaust valve tightens too much it will burn out! No one can explain why this happens, just a design flow I guess. When yamaha designed this engine they where trying to knock off a Harley style with Japanese reliability, so much that Harley sued them! My guess is the locking nut style adjusters just can't take the vibration, also valve float and rotation might have something to with it as well!
Andrew Farkas: Mine sounds exactly the same. From all I've read this is normal.
Extralarge Dave: valves adjusted
Jim Helm: i have tgeh exact same bike..... in fact... if you sold it about 2 years ago, I may have bought it one owner later. I got it with 1492 miles.... the guy i bought it from got it with 1200 on it. the valve tap is the same as mine was on the 03 i had. I've put straight pipes on it now, so i dont hear it as much.
CM 2: I have the same year and bike. Has 6500 miles and valves just checked and adjusted. It sounds like the bike in the video. Slightly quieter after adjustment but still ticks. It is how these bikes are.
Bruce Morris: Wouldn't worry about it, it's not a gold wing it's a rat at a tat wheat thresher, put a fat lady on the back go for a ride.
Brandon Peoples: I have an 03, 1100 classic. It has some ticking. i would like to know what has come of this issue. please let me know wether I should continue to worry about it or get the valve train tuned? Thanks in advance.
Kyle G: Sounds like your out of turn signal washer fluid
fivepin f: A little "ticking" is normal because of the breather check valve. But excessive ticking like this is going to be caused buy your valves being out of adjustment. Also your oil can cause issues to. Old worn out oil can cause unusual engine noises to.
sydsmith: Ha ha! Louder pipes! Works for me!!!
akio2587: Valve noise. Perfectly normal for these bikes. In fact, if they're not ticking they're probably adjusted too close. These motors are pretty notorious for not really needing the valves adjusted. They'll run forever.
Dave Johnson: I have A 03xvs1100 Custom just came back off a long trip it has 44,000 on it and sounds like valve noise does any one know the clearence on the valves???
Russell Martin: I have an older V Star. I found that when I burn regular unleaded gasoline and add the prescribed fuel stabalizer (or a fuel conditioner) in each tank the engine will run quiet. It might take a few tanks. Try it and be amazed.
David DeCramer: I sold my '07 1100 Custom, the bike sounded as if it could detonate when riding in higher temps. They're noisy motors anyways, and I bet the dealer "did not" check the valves. I adjusted mine 3 times before 6,000 miles, it never made a difference. If it runs good, ride it and check them like the manual says. Good luck!
richard randell: sounds normal to me, my 950 sounds like a 1940's printing press
David G: mines doing the same thing i will let you know i think its the chain tensioner
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