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1400 loud vales right side

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by JayM, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Brad Becker

    Brad Becker Just got it firing!

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    Ya $ 100.00 bucks an hour ! He said it would take at least 3 hours plus gaskets , and those rubber seals , ya it will be close to what i said . I live in Canada everything here is twice the price !!
     
  2. PaulDavies

    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I thought mine had a valve rattle on the RHS, so posted a video on youtube (), you can hear it from about 0:49 in - does it sound like this?. Valves checked out ok and it sounds the same ever since. I've stopped worrying about it and put it down to character.
     
  3. Brad Becker

    Brad Becker Just got it firing!

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    Ya , that is pretty much what it sounds like only louder ! Thanks BTW . I just got back from a ride and it did not go into that insane LOUD ?
    I also filled the tank with 10% Ethanol for the 1st time , and maybe the oil change yesterday( Who knows ?) I get it these bikes have noisy valves and i can deal with it ,hopefully maybe those episodes will lesson .I love the bike regardless . Again thanks for the video .
     
  4. stephenm

    stephenm Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    For a valve adjustment, there are no gaskets, and the rubber seal under the valve box cover is re-used. I have just done mine for 40,000km, having done all the servicing from new. Even at my gentle pace, valve adjustment takes less than an hour.

    Stephen
     
  5. Brad Becker

    Brad Becker Just got it firing!

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    Wow maybe I need to find a different dealer ! I know nothing about this and I am just going by what I was told . Thank you for your input .
     
  6. groundhog105

    groundhog105 Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    That must be what the book tells the dealer to charge. I had a dealer while Ron the road charge me the same thing. I felt ripped off for sure.
     
  7. T.Rossi

    T.Rossi Just got it firing!

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    My 2014 has the same tappet noise on the right side. Starts around 2500rpm. Comes and goes. I started hearing it at 7000km. It's had three valve adjustments. Currently at 23,000km. Have never found anything wrong with the top end.
     
  8. Chet Van Aken

    Chet Van Aken Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Like Paul said, put it down to character. Someone mentioned the fake head covers may be amplifying the noise and that sounds right to me. I wonder if you could put some sound deadening material in the covers if it really bothers you. Me, I like the mechanical noise.
     
  9. vagrant

    vagrant GT Reference

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    this service writer obviously has never looked at or worked on a Guzzi. just do it yourself.
     
  10. Dan Brooks

    Dan Brooks Tuned and Synch'ed

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    3 hours! shoot they charge for taking a 2 hour lunch break and 2 smoke breaks. Just not that complicated. 45 minutes taking it really slow and careful if you have an organized toolbox. 20 minutes the second time.
     
  11. SammyGuzzi

    SammyGuzzi Just got it firing!

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    I have the same on my MGX. I’ve done a valve adjustment and that’s not it.

    the noise comes from the front of the block on the right side.

    Im pulling off that header tomorrow to check see if something isn’t loose in there.

    That ticking sounds more or a mechanical issue than a loose part IMO.
     
  12. PaulDavies

    PaulDavies Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    A video with sound of your situation would help with diagnosis.
     
  13. blakbird

    blakbird Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    May I suggest that you check the ceramic washers between the heat shields and their mounting brackets.
     
  14. John Symchik

    John Symchik Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I have an older Oilhead BMW that quiets down with a rocker endplay adjustment. My 1400 is new to me so I can't say. Is there possibly something similiar?
     

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