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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-Apr-2014, 05:47 AM (449) Thread Starter
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Clicking noise at idle 2014 R1200GS

Hi at idle every now and again there is a sort of a loud click noise coming from the engine does anybody know what this is?
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Hi at idle every now and again there is a sort of a loud click noise coming from the engine does anybody know what this is?
"They all do that."

If it is from the right cylinder and only at idle, it is the compression release mechanism. Not to worry. These new engines make all sorts of strange noises that the airheads didn't.
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I live in Germany and bought my U.S> spec 2014 GS here, I had asked the dealer the same question because the Euro Specs do not click. The U.S. spec GS have a charcoal canister and the Euro does not. This causes a rougher idle and when it drops below 1100 RPM or so, the compression relief valve open and close. Sucks, but that is what they said here
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Well I live in the UK which I guess qualifies for a Euro spec bike and it clicks, so maybe they all do, the idle is a bit erratic too, not too erratic to cause worry but I cannot understand why the idle should be a bit lumpy on a new bike. It has just had it's first service at 500 miles and it is no different.
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Well I live in the UK which I guess qualifies for a Euro spec bike and it clicks, so maybe they all do, the idle is a bit erratic too, not too erratic to cause worry but I cannot understand why the idle should be a bit lumpy on a new bike. It has just had it's first service at 500 miles and it is no different.
The idle on my US spec bike is a bit lumpy, not much of a concern, but I also almost never hear the click-clack except for 1 second on cold start-up. Go figure

I wear earplugs for anything over ten minutes....

One thing for sure, this bike is a LOT noisier than my 2011 F650GS twin....but it is also a LOT more fun!!!!

(That is, until I get over 90m/145k and then it is much quieter!)

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Just to add, after letting it fully warm up to above 85deg C the clicking noise stops, however the lumpy idle remains.
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Just to add, after letting it fully warm up to above 85deg C the clicking noise stops, however the lumpy idle remains.
Sounds cool at stoplights....

Oh wait, you're in Britain, you don't have muscle cars over there.

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No admittedly very few muscle cars, but what we do have reputedly is more speed camera's, mobile speed camera's and security cameras, per head of capita than any other Nation in the world, so you have to be careful just when and where you decide to open up
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I just felt I'd need to update this thread, I have just completed over 4K on this bike, and the clicking noise has completely gone, so I must assume that as it has reputedly to do with de-compression at start the mechanism has itself got a break in period. Anyway happy days I am glad it is not clicking anymore.
By the way I am joyous today I have just been offered a speed awareness course instead of 3 points on my licence and a 100 fine.
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