For the last few rides, I have been hearing a funny ticking sound in my bike. It has been a few months, because at this time of year it takes a few months to ride your bike a few times. After Crawfordsville, I heard a funny ticking sound. I thought it was my valvetrain with slack.
– I adjusted the valves. Still did it.
– I checked my clutch, seemed to be fine. With the Rekluse, the gap on the pressure plate to the first friction is particular. I checked that, it was good. It did it again at the indoor MX track.
– I adjusted the valves. And headed to the National Enduro in Sumter South Carolina. It still did it, but I learned that it went away when the clutch lever was pulled in.
I figured that I would replace the whole clutch, basket and all. As I was pulling it all apart to do that, this is what I found.
Like my teammate Scott said “I am no expert, but I am pretty sure that is not how they are supposed to look”.
Guess what, no more funny ticking sound. Jeez!
So, this should hopefully make my St. Joe riding experience a bit more fun.