Join Date: Feb 2011
I Ride: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R
Difference between Kawi tick and "oh fuck" tick
My previous bikes (one was a 636) never had ticking sounds. But at idle rpm, there is definitely a ticking sound in my 08. Some say it's the normal Kawi tick... But as a previous Kawi owner I've never heard this before and frankly it sounds like bull. I mean why design engines that tick so much that people trademark it the Kawi tick? What could be the purpose?
I digress, I just want to know how I can tell if my tick is really okay (if a tick could ever be okay) or if it is actually a sign of a real problem. Bike is in great condition, fully serviced, 7k miles, etc. Tick is always there at idle and I can hear it when I lay off throttle. With throttle on the tick is not there. Bike fully warmed up, doesn't make a difference.
Sir, we are surrounded.
Excellent, then we can attack in any direction.