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Old 08-23-2008, 05:46 AM
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Loud clicking, slapping noise

Hey guys thanks for any help in advance. I was out riding one day, got about a mile from the house going about 40 or so then all of a sudden I hear a loud slapping clicking noise, it sounds like it is coming from the top of the front cylinder, but its hard to pin point. I did not loose any performance when this happened. The noise gets faster with engine speed also. The bike is a 98 VTR1000F with about 23000 miles. Maintnance is current and never been an issue. Please help me figure this out so I can get back on the road hehe.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:04 AM
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sounds like your cam chain tensioner to be honest. ebay, APE manual Cam Chain tensioners, about $100 for the set. forum search for "APE CCT" for more info.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:17 AM
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Hey thanks for your response...If thats the case, if it is the CCT, I'm gonna have to take it to the honda shop, as I am not mechanicly inclinced and I would destroy my bike haha. I've got an appointment for it but I'm gonna keep reading up on it to see what other problems could be out there.
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Don't let them replace it with another factory hydraulic unit, bring them APE's and tell them to take their stockers and shove it.

It's a very easy procedure, couple walkthroughs on it in the knowledge base. If you can operate basic hand tools and follow directions it should be no problem.
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Ill keep that in mind, I wish I could get my hands on a service manual, if anyone knows a link to a free download that would be much appreciated.
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Do it yourself dood. You will be stoked!
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:43 AM
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wow i love you guys haha
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Anyone know if there are any major changes from 03 to 05? I have an 05 and I went ahead and D/L'ed the one linked above. If there is an 04-05 version can you point me in that direction?

Thank you for your help
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