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Title: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 22, 2017, 01:51:11 pm
Hey Guys,

Im new to the adventure market but not to biking, I managed to pick up an amazing deal on a 2017 GS 1200 LC it has about 4300km's on it, I aim to use it mainly on tar and the odd camping session.

While riding it I noticed a strange and rapid "tickticktickticktick" noise emanating from the left hand side of the bike. I have no clue where from though, it happens when I decelerate when for example I cut the throttle back or engine brake. Usually at a speed of around 80km/h or so in +-4th gear. It comes and goes and is not constant. Its just sort of irritating as I cant pin whether its an engine issue or maybe something do to with ABS/ACS? But I mean its audible enough to hear with a helmet on etc. I called my dealer and they said that the liquid cooled motors are noisy, but if I feel uncomfortable I should bring it in... my first BMW GS, amazing bike other than this little issue.

Anyone maybe experience something similar? Im not sure how else to describe the sound lol, maybe clicking?, I wont be able to record it as you have to be moving and I dont own a gopro.

Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Draadwerk on May 22, 2017, 02:03:55 pm
Not normal - no issue like this on mine
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 22, 2017, 04:24:05 pm
Well thats slightly uncomforting lol.

At least I still have the warranty on it etc, will take it in on the weekend for the guys to have a look.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 22, 2017, 04:55:11 pm
What temps are your riding in?

is it just a few ticks at a time or constant for more then 1 second?
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Manic on May 22, 2017, 04:59:53 pm
Klink soos die forks wat wil uittrek  :peepwall:  :pot:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Jughead on May 22, 2017, 05:40:45 pm
I think it could be the count-down timer ...


Till when your forks come apart!   :biggrin: :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 23, 2017, 07:13:40 am
What temps are your riding in?

is it just a few ticks at a time or constant for more then 1 second?
I see its normally around 80 or so? Whats generally considered normal?

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 23, 2017, 09:08:20 am
What temps are your riding in?

is it just a few ticks at a time or constant for more then 1 second?
I see its normally around 80 or so? Whats generally considered normal?

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normal, depending how hard you ride it, but what i am asking is does it come with higher temp or at any temp?
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Beebop on May 23, 2017, 09:10:19 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 23, 2017, 09:23:49 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.

Could be cams. my 2016 modules cams were changed at about 12k km.

so wont be a first.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 23, 2017, 09:41:20 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.

Could be cams. my 2016 modules cams were changed at about 12k km.

so wont be a first.
https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Managed to take a vid of it

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Jakkals on May 23, 2017, 09:42:36 am
Not normal - no issue like this on mine

Draadtrek, lees mooi, die probleem kom eers in bo 80 km/p/hr, dus is dit baie onwaarskynlik dat jy van die probleem sal weet.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 23, 2017, 09:46:37 am
While my vid is the bike stationary the noise sounds very similar to that but more rapid when moving. It will last more than a second usually.

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 23, 2017, 09:55:07 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.

Could be cams. my 2016 modules cams were changed at about 12k km.

so wont be a first.
https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Managed to take a vid of it

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link isnt working...even when removing the fullstop :p
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 23, 2017, 09:56:25 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.

Could be cams. my 2016 modules cams were changed at about 12k km.

so wont be a first.
https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Managed to take a vid of it

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link isnt working...even when removing the fullstop
Thats weird i can get into it. https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Try this one

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 23, 2017, 10:03:25 am
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.

Could be cams. my 2016 modules cams were changed at about 12k km.

so wont be a first.
https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Managed to take a vid of it

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link isnt working...even when removing the fullstop
Thats weird i can get into it. https://youtu.be/lsVjVckS-TQ

Try this one

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Let me try from my phone...maybe its my work connection
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Mayhem on May 24, 2017, 10:00:06 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 24, 2017, 10:07:22 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
Yeah taking it in on Saturday just for peace of mind

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: OomD on May 24, 2017, 10:15:05 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
The cams are chain driven.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 24, 2017, 11:01:28 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
The cams are chain driven.
Think its shaft driven?

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 24, 2017, 11:09:20 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
The cams are chain driven.
Think its shaft driven?

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Chain driven  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: TheBear on May 24, 2017, 11:24:01 am
Hi MS, these LC's have gear driven cams and do really make a lot of noise. The video sounds normal but you should pop past the closest dealer and let them check it out for you. Better to be safe than sorry.
The cams are chain driven.
Think its shaft driven?


No, not shaft.  They are chain driven.



Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Copernicus on May 24, 2017, 11:30:36 am
All those nice videos of the engine's exploded view show both chains (from the crank) and gears (between the cams).  So you are all right (correct).  How odd for WD  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 24, 2017, 11:33:54 am
All those nice videos of the engine's exploded view show both chains (from the crank) and gears (between the cams).  So you are all right.  How odd for WD 
Lol

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on May 24, 2017, 03:08:25 pm
All those nice videos of the engine's exploded view show both chains (from the crank) and gears (between the cams).  So you are all right.  How odd for WD  :biggrin:

and most bikes use petrol to run so they all the same  O0
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 29, 2017, 01:47:47 pm
Update to this: took it into BMW, mechanic had a listen and reckons something is a bit off but would like to hear it from cold start. Left it there over night and will feed back to me tomorrow/in the week. He suspects something to do with decompression?

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 30, 2017, 04:23:51 pm
So got the bike from the dealers. They are adament that its a completely normal noise. They have recorded it though in case something ever "does" happen.

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Jakkals on May 30, 2017, 04:30:12 pm
So got the bike from the dealers. They are adament that its a completely normal noise. They have recorded it though in case something ever "does" happen.

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So first the mechanic (who hear and work on these bikes every day) agree something does not sound nice, and the next morning they say it is normal,  :-\
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 30, 2017, 05:37:42 pm
So got the bike from the dealers. They are adament that its a completely normal noise. They have recorded it though in case something ever "does" happen.

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So first the mechanic (who hear and work on these bikes every day) agree something does not sound nice, and the next morning they say it is normal,  :-\
Im just glad they recorded it in case something does happen

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Jakkals on May 30, 2017, 05:59:04 pm
So got the bike from the dealers. They are adament that its a completely normal noise. They have recorded it though in case something ever "does" happen.

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So first the mechanic (who hear and work on these bikes every day) agree something does not sound nice, and the next morning they say it is normal,  :-\
Im just glad they recorded it in case something does happen

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Jip, and from your side make a note of date and person you had spoke to, just to make sure.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Mayhem on May 31, 2017, 09:08:22 pm
I had mine in today for it's first service (835 km) and also complained about the noise from right side tappet cover, it has been noted and we will follow up at next service if it makes it there without destroying it's self :eek7:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on May 31, 2017, 09:10:02 pm
Let me know if anything happens, because then at least this is 2 recorded cases and we can complain to get them to investigate.

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: silvrav on June 01, 2017, 08:02:36 am
If it gets any  louder don't wait for the next service. Take it in. Maybe another bad batch of cams as with my 2016
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Baffler LC on July 13, 2017, 02:06:41 pm
My 2017 LC makes a very similar noise on start up for a second or two and then the ticking all but goes away.  Dealer checked and advised as normal. Checked with other owners and all are more or less the same.

Explanation I got and believe is the need for oil to circulate at start up and then just normal chain and gear dive clatter.

If the S10 had a similarly sophisticated motor it would sound the same  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Esplin on July 19, 2017, 11:32:29 am
I have the 2015-LC and same noise.
BMW tell me they all make a noise and there's nothing to worry about
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: OomD on July 19, 2017, 12:56:34 pm
My 2015 GSA does not make this noise. My old 2008 air cooled GS did, and it was quite pronounced.
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Esplin on July 19, 2017, 01:00:43 pm
OomD is the GSA a liquid cooled motor
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: OomD on July 19, 2017, 01:14:13 pm
OomD is the GSA a liquid cooled motor
Yes it is. Mine purrs like a kitten.

Maybe mine is faulty?  :o :biggrin:
Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: Miracle_Salad on July 19, 2017, 02:09:12 pm
OomD is the GSA a liquid cooled motor
Yes it is. Mine purrs like a kitten.

Maybe mine is faulty?  :o
The clicking can get pretty loud while riding. I can't believe the engineers would have been okay with it. Its soo odd

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Title: Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
Post by: bronzy on September 04, 2017, 02:30:11 pm
my first one I also complained about a noise they said no worry that's normal 135kms later the engine blew :imaposer: