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Clicking at start

Since the Super Bowl is getting out of hand I thought I'd ask a question. If I'm hearing clicking at start/ignition, is that likely to be the FI? And if so is that an issue or likely to become one?
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Mine clicks when I start it, it's a relay, no issues. If yours is clicking constantly and not starting I'd check your battery connections and load test the battery.

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Mine clicks when I start it, it's a relay, no issues. If yours is clicking constantly and not starting I'd check your battery connections and load test the battery.
Yeah, it's just at start. No sign of the clicking after warming up. The battery seems to be doing ok as of now but something I'll keep in mind going forward. Thanks for the quick response.

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fuel pump relay probably.

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Since the Super Bowl is getting out of hand I thought I'd ask a question. If I'm hearing clicking at start/ignition, is that likely to be the FI? And if so is that an issue or likely to become one?
Thanks in advance for the input.
It should be making all that noise If your doing it right!

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Since the Super Bowl is getting out of hand I thought I'd ask a question. If I'm hearing clicking at start/ignition, is that likely to be the FI? And if so is that an issue or likely to become one?
Thanks in advance for the input.
Is it one click or a constant clicking in time with revolutions? A relay would be a single click. clicking in time with firing could very well be injectors, which is normal, or even valves or other stuff in the motor, which is also normal. With these bikes (i'm assuming it's a 919) not having any fairings you hear much more noise from the engine, but for the most part it can be ignored. It's just the sound that engines make. Ride it until the wheels fall off! (but don't actually do that... you could probably get hurt.)

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Is it one click or a constant clicking in time with revolutions? A relay would be a single click. clicking in time with firing could very well be injectors, which is normal, or even valves or other stuff in the motor, which is also normal. With these bikes (i'm assuming it's a 919) not having any fairings you hear much more noise from the engine, but for the most part it can be ignored. It's just the sound that engines make. Ride it until the wheels fall off! (but don't actually do that... you could probably get hurt.)
The clicking seems timed with the timing/firing of the cylinders and does seem to fade quickly after warm up. Good point about the fairings.
I will definitely just try to ride the issue out of her. If she wants to make noise, I will give her a reason to make noise

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my last bike (nighthawk 750) did the same thing, and I just had to learn to not let it bug me... If you have a crap ton of miles (like more than 35,000) you might want to check that your valves are in spec, but I really doubt they aren't and you're probably just being over sensitive to the noises like I am...

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my last bike (nighthawk 750) did the same thing, and I just had to learn to not let it bug me... If you have a crap ton of miles (like more than 35,000) you might want to check that your valves are in spec, but I really doubt they aren't and you're probably just being over sensitive to the noises like I am...
35,000 miles is far from "a crap ton of miles" on these bikes. I believe Marylandmike has over 60,000 miles on his, but I think he has tire chains in his for winter. :P

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35,000 miles is far from "a crap ton of miles" on these bikes. I believe Marylandmike has over 60,000 miles on his, but I think he has tire chains in his for winter. :P
I would say that the majority of bikes rarely see this high of mileage, especially when they're 10 or less years old. My insurance agent refused to believe me when I told her I planned on putting on over 10,000 miles a year... she asked if I mean 1000. I said no... she said "ok we'll put down 5,000"...lol I tried to get chains but they told me I'd get a ticket...

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I would say that the majority of bikes rarely see this high of mileage, especially when they're 10 or less years old. My insurance agent refused to believe me when I told her I planned on putting on over 10,000 miles a year... she asked if I mean 1000. I said no... she said "ok we'll put down 5,000"...lol I tried to get chains but they told me I'd get a ticket...
I guess it depends on the owner. Mr.t81 has his to about 50K iirc. I'm on my second one and its at 40K already. By the end of the year it should be about 55-60K.

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I guess it depends on the owner. Mr.t81 has his to about 50K iirc. I'm on my second one and its at 40K already. By the end of the year it should be about 55-60K.
I'm only at about 16k so still plenty of life left in the old girl. I might switch permanently to studded tires since GA winters are getting out of control

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I guess it depends on the owner. Mr.t81 has his to about 50K iirc. I'm on my second one and its at 40K already. By the end of the year it should be about 55-60K.
Yea, my goal is to break 100k... I put on about 12k last year but mine only had 5k when I bought it so I have a few years left to go.

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I am approaching 65K miles and this bike will blow through 100K with no problem. I plan to keep mine for a long time. I bought it new in August '07, so I am probably close to 10K a year and surprisingly I don't even commute on it other than a Friday here and there when it's nice.

Like rickard said I use tire chains and douse the entire bike with WD-40 once a week.

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I am approaching 65K miles and this bike will blow through 100K with no problem. I plan to keep mine for a long time. I bought it new in August '07, so I am probably close to 10K a year and surprisingly I don't even commute on it other than a Friday here and there when it's nice.

Like rickard said I use tire chains and douse the entire bike with WD-40 once a week.
WD-40? Don't you find that it attracts a lot of water? I bet the rain clouds just follow you around.

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WD-40? Don't you find that it attracts a lot of water? I bet the rain clouds just follow you around.
I'm going to try to buy WD-40 by the barrel so I can just dip my entire bike in it...

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WD-40? Don't you find that it attracts a lot of water? I bet the rain clouds just follow you around.
Yes you have to be careful. Japan found out the hard way.



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I'm going to try to buy WD-40 by the barrel so I can just dip my entire bike in it...
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