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Old 10-08-2007, 03:48 PM
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hey guys,

my motor makes a faint ticking noise when given gas. the tick is very very faint, however i hear it so it gets on my nerves.

is this normal? the bike has only 6 hrs on it. (easy hours at that)

if it needs done, im going to adjust the valves myself, because I dont trust the techs at the dealership. is it a pain to do? i dont own a service manual. i guess ill invest n one..

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:00 PM
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I would say it's probably normal. Both my SP and my Scrambler both made some ticking noise both from the engine and the primary clutch. You'll get used to it.
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why would the primary clutch tick? the spring and clutchbuttons are all new.

thanx again guys for the help
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:23 PM
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Afternoon badazz400
Adjusting the valves ain't no biggie, Just remember to adjust the front two at the same time with the same feeler gage. You don't have to pull the gas tank like the book says, I believe the only hard one to get at is the left top. But you can use a setup like
this to get at it. Pull the seat, both side panels and your good to go.
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excellent! dam i love this forum!

to pop the tank off (justin case) you have to remove the front fenders correct?

thanx again
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Sorry badazz400. That one I don't know,
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<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>Originally posted by: badazz400

excellent! dam i love this forum!



to pop the tank off (justin case) you have to remove the front fenders correct?



thanx again</end quote></div>

yep!
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<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>Originally posted by: hobbles

Afternoon badazz400

Adjusting the valves ain't no biggie, Just remember to adjust the front two at the same time with the same feeler gage. You don't have to pull the gas tank like the book says, I believe the only hard one to get at is the left top. But you can use a setup like

this to get at it. Pull the seat, both side panels and your good to go.</end quote></div>



What do you have there in your pics(link) for size........Caper...
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:49 AM
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Evenin caperinmuskoka
Do you mean the size of the socket?
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<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>Originally posted by: badazz400

excellent! dam i love this forum!
to pop the tank off (justin case) you have to remove the front fenders correct?
thanx again</end quote></div>

Yes. In order to get to the tank, the front cab has to come off. This is a fun job....NOT!! Getting to the valve cover is the hard part. Doing the actual valve adjustment is easy and quick.

I wouldn't do it just because you hear a slight tick though. My 500 makes noise, they all do. Polaris is not the brand to buy if these slight noises are going to bother you. They are the noisiest brand by far. I ride with a group of guys with almost every brand represented, and none of them have the racket that the Polaris does.

As least yours doesn't make noise like my new 800 does....LOL!!

Good luck.
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