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Hello. I performed an oil change on my tw200 yesterday and today I took it for a ride and noticed odd ticking. It was not there before doing the oil change. I usually take my bike to our local honda shop for my tune ups, oil changes etc...and they use Honda oil on my bike. So, I used the same this time. Any ideas or suggestions on why or where the ticking is coming from? thanks. :eek:
 

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What type ? 10/40w maybe...... Did you change the filter ? If so did it have 4 holes in the end that goes toward the motor........ Also did you bleed the bolt on the upper back right side ???? < that is important................... Make sure oil is coming out of that hole !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMM.
 

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Hi. Yes, the oil was 10/40 and I did change the filter. It does have the 4 holes in the filter, towards the motor. I did check the bolt (left of the spark plug) and started the bike....a little oil did come out. This is my first oil change...so I'm not sure if I did everything right. How long do I let the oil bleed thru the bolt? thanks,
 

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I'm wondering if I put too much oil in. the screen is completely full. I put a quart and 1/2 in....... actually when the bike is cool, it is about 3/4....when it's warm its completely full....which do I go by
 

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I'm wondering if I put too much oil in. the screen is completely full. I put a quart and 1/2 in....... actually when the bike is cool, it is about 3/4....when it's warm its completely full....which do I go by
1.16 quarts with a filter change according to the owners manual stickied in the Technical Help forum. I usually check the oil when the bike is cool, as heat will cause the oil to expand, giving a false reading. With the bike vertical the oil should be even with the top line next to the sight gauge. When I check that oil is present in the head I usually unscrew the little screw all the way while the bike is running and make a mess. To me that is preferable to guessing if that is residual oil or actual oil under pressure without removing the screw. There should be a lot of oil come out if the screw is unscrewed completely and removed from the hole, even briefly. I'm sure that you're more talented than I, and can do it without making a mess. Place a rag under the hole, and be quick on the kill switch if things don't work out the way you planned:p.
 

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Yes,too much oil.I believe the manual adivses for the oil in the sight glass to be between the lower and upper mark....when the bike is cold. "Usually",after an oil change and filter cleaning one quart will have the oli between the lower and upper marks on the sight glass.....the .16 comes out to be an additional 5.12 OUNCES. So if a person is freeking out about "just" putting one quart in the bike,go ahead and add two more ounces or so.....one and a half quarts is way too much oil.On the oil supply bolt that shows you if you are getting oil to the head.......I usually do not have to completely remove the bolt before oil starts coming out!....FYI. Drain some oil out until the oil is between the lower and upper marks.
 

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With the bike vertical
It's very important that the bike is straight up and down and not leaning over on the kick stand when you are checking the oil level. One quart usually is enough to put it in the safe range range with the filter being removed.
 

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Ok, I will drain some oil and see what happens.....but first, lol I need to charge the battery cuz i left the key on when checking the oil leak with the bolt lol
 

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Ok, so I drained some out. The ticking noise is still there...I hope I didn't damage anything by adding too much oil......yikes.
 

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What is the worst thing that could happen???? I changed the oil yesterday.......went for a 15 minute ride at the most today...heard the ticking......came home and that is when I posted on here. So, in that amount of time, what damage do you think I've done to cause the ticking noise? thanks.
 

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I did check the bolt (left of the spark plug) and started the bike....a little oil did come out.
So, are you satisfied that there is oil pressure to the head? If not, double check it. If so, I would next check the adjustment on the valves cause they are the next likely cause of a ticking noise if they are a little loose. It's possible you just didn't notice the sound before. The procedure is stickied in the write-ups portion of the technical help forum. You'll have to get the specs from the owner's manual, also stickied in the same forum.

If you have oil pressure to the head, and the valve adjustment is correct I don't know what could be causing the ticking. One thing you can do is try to isolate where the noise is coming from. Believe it or not you can take a large screwdriver and put the handle part to your ear and press the blade part to different parts of the engine. By doing this you can sometimes determine where the noise is coming from. The principle is the same as using a stethoscope. Let us know what you find.
 
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