1986 R80Rt: Timing Chain?
My R80RT with only 34,000 miles, recently picked up a sound that has a slight rattle...clinging and a little clanging when at idle. I had my vavles adjust 5000 miles ago, been riding her so-ever softly, as I always do. Sound appears to up in front and low. Not to harsh of a sound but enough I recently took note. The other day, while my mechanic and I were sychomating the carbs for my Canadian trip, he thought it sounded normal but I ride it each day. I am thinking it is a timing chain. Is that usual for a chain at that low of milage?
Your thoughts -
34K seems low to me...I suppose it all depends on history and how the bike has been used. A bike that runs at cruising speeds all the time should be able to go longer I would think...a bike with jack rabbit starts and use of engine compression for braking would be lower.
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Does it go away when the clutch is pulled in? If so, thats normal. It's the gears slapping each other with each pulse.
Originally Posted by Bikemike1