Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Spark Knock
There is a static timing adjustment defined in the manual. There is no knock sensor on the LT. The valves always wear tight (valve seat erosion) so it is not that. You say you only have a little time on the old girl, could it be you have changed something (turned the radio down, changed helmets etc)? Often we hear strange and unusual sounds that were always there but did not notice. The injectors can be pretty noisey as well. Best to have some other LT rider take a listen to rule out normal sounds, before tearing into an other wise OK machine.
Oh yeah the exhaust leak will make all kinds of noise that changes with temperature. Get that settled first then look for the "other" source of noise.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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