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Offline Miracle_Salad

Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« 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.

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 02:03:55 pm »
Not normal - no issue like this on mine
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #3 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?
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 04:59:53 pm »
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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 05:40:45 pm »
I think it could be the count-down timer ...


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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #6 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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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #7 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?
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 09:10:19 am »
Could be one of the faulty cams, or decomp mechanism.
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #9 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.
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #10 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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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 09:42:36 am »
Not normal - no issue like this on mine

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Offline Miracle_Salad

Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #12 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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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #13 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
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #14 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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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #15 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
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #17 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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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #18 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.
 

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Re: Strange ticking noise on '17 GS 1200 LC
« Reply #19 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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