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The Garage / Re: Trying another new tire..
« Last post by TLRam1 on Yesterday at 11:58:33 PM »
That is great, keep us abreast the tire works for you. So far I am liking the Dragon tire, if that is what it's called.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by TLRam1 on Yesterday at 11:30:13 PM »
Cushion isolaters (Yeah, we will go with that name).. Was my thought too by the description..
I wouldn't worry about the upside down adjustment plate, I've had mine upside down before, I don't think it really makes a difference.
Nobody is thinking timing chain.. I know usually the adjuster spring breaks and things get loud in the motor, but any chance it is just not pushing quite hard enough causing some slap making the ticking sound.???
Anybody close to bobbalee to take a listen and maybe a test ride??? He is in Kaufman County, isn't Greg near there???

The upside down adjustment plate is not an issue, the bottom has a small hole to drain water out of the swing arm.

"Cushion isolaters" yeah I didn't want to look up what the real name was.

The CS sprocket on mine was not missing teeth, the chain was jumping a tooth.

"Kaufman County" Greg is real close by, I don't think I have his number or know if he wants to jump in on this. I live in Allen and could take a look if it can be replicated easy enough. May be other who live on the south side of Dallas.

There is a ride scheduled Oct. 27th to Kilgore for a museum visit if you are interested, a couple of us could look at it there if you trust the bike to go the distance.
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The Garage / Trying another new tire..
« Last post by hootmon on Yesterday at 05:30:11 PM »
As most of you know.. I'm on my 3rd Magna.. (still have #2)..
Blackie needed a new rear shoe.. Since I'm going to eventually sell Blackie (At least that is what I keep telling my wife!) I didn't want to spend too much..
After consulting other users, I decided to go with the Shinko 777.. I received several good recommendations from Magna Riders...
I have a local shop that I have sent several customers to.. He offered me the tire about $20 less that I could get it on-line...
I put it on his lift and did about half the removing and installing..
He mounted and balanced..
Tax Tag Title, out the door $93.00...

We shall see!!

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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by bobbalee on Yesterday at 10:13:21 AM »
There is no sound until I let off the gas and then accelerate, and it doesn't come from the wheel I don't think. The missing sprocket teeth was my first thought, but don't think so after moving the rear wheel through several revolutions by hand and watching and listening to it in first gear while jacked up. I don't know enough about the gears to know if in  some way the low gears have some way of slipping. Like I said it only does it after reaching operating temperature. I live in a rural area 2 miles from the highway with 7 90 degree turns Just doesn't do it on the way out, but coming home it does. Perplexing to me.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by hootmon on October 16, 2018, 11:05:34 PM »
Cushion isolaters (Yeah, we will go with that name).. Was my thought too by the description..
I wouldn't worry about the upside down adjustment plate, I've had mine upside down before, I don't think it really makes a difference.
Nobody is thinking timing chain.. I know usually the adjuster spring breaks and things get loud in the motor, but any chance it is just not pushing quite hard enough causing some slap making the ticking sound.???
Anybody close to bobbalee to take a listen and maybe a test ride??? He is in Kaufman County, isn't Greg near there???
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by bobbalee on October 16, 2018, 10:18:47 PM »
When I bought it the rear tire needed replacement. I would think the shop guys would notice any problems like that. But I will check those things. Thanks.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by TLRam1 on October 16, 2018, 04:42:58 PM »
Did you check your sprockets for broken teeth?


This is a good one, don't know why I didn't think of that, mine HAD this same issue not long ago. The culprit was the counter-shaft sprocket but it did not do it when letting off the gas. Mine was jumping the teeth on the sprocket.

Wonder if your cushions/isolators are crumbling in your rear wheel, bearing issue? Rear suspension axle? That would make your swing arm twitch a bit when you take of with more torque in lower gears, I think you would feel it more than you are talking about. I had a swing arm axle snap on me, the whole back end is loose, if you kick the tire it moves everything. Is the motor buttoned up tight to the frame, broken welds?   

 
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by bobbalee on October 16, 2018, 11:16:48 AM »


 Rear sprocket has no broken teeth.
No ticking
No noise with tire raised in or out of gear
When I had it jacked up I checked the chain tension and looked for any links that looked abnormal, lubed the chain a little since it was handy.
Since I turned the wheel by hand I thought I could have felt missing teeth if there were any.
Questions mean you are trying to help which I appreciate.
 The only time it happens is in gear when I let off the gas and then give it gas. It's like some slack gets taken up like several missing teeth but that would be pretty obvious I think.
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by hootmon on October 16, 2018, 07:32:35 AM »
Did you check your sprockets for broken teeth?
Ticking sound??? Is it ONLY when you are rolling, or can you hear it when idling.. Clutch in, Clutch out in Neutral?
Rear wheel raised and rotating the rear tire, any odd noise?
Chain is adjusted, but are there tight spots in the chain?
Sorry for all the questions, but trying to narrow this down..
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The Garage / Re: 2002 vf750c
« Last post by bobbalee on October 16, 2018, 02:12:08 AM »
 I checked the chain, and it looks to be in good shape, and the slack is good. The clutch doesn't slip. I get 75 mph at 5k rpm, and it will try to jump out from under me if I pop the clutch. (I'm not in the habit of doing that)
 I did notice when looking at  the chain adjustment bolts that the plates the bolts go through are marked "up", but the word "up" is on the bottom on both of them. I coudn't see that causing any trouble, it just seemed odd on a bike that appears to be well cared for.
 As to slack, I call it that because it makes a noise that sounds and feels like a slippage akin to a bicycle when you are coasting and start pedaling again. The noise is hard to hear due to the exhaust noise, but is more pronounced on the right side.
 As stated the bike seems well cared for, the oil is new, the chain lubed etc.
 It doesn't do it in 3rd gear, I have tried to cause it to.
 It is perplexing but I don't think it will leave me walking. I just like things to work as they should.
 I've put about 600 miles on it and really like it.
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