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Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« on: May 18, 2016, 08:26:49 pm »
Hi All,

I have noticed that when stopped after riding my 2016 Trophy SE that there is a ticking noise from the rear of the drive shaft where it transfers power to the rear wheel.

The ticking is easy to hear with no helmet on and is regular ... about 2-3 clicks per second. There is also a louder click that presents itself about every 1-2 seconds. It lasts for several minutes after I shutdown the Trophy.

Any ideas? The Trophy has about 3000 kms and had all items done as required on the 800km service.

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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 08:54:44 pm »
I think what you are hearing, at least when the engine is shut off, is heat flexing metal of the exhaust system.

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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 09:52:57 pm »
*Originally Posted by nert [+]
I think what you are hearing, at least when the engine is shut off, is heat flexing metal of the exhaust system.
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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 07:02:07 am »
Interesting ... I will try and isolate the source of the noise and report back.

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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 06:53:58 pm »
Yes, the noise you are hearing is the exhaust system contracting/shrinking slightly as it cools. Although annoying, there is no reason to be concerned; it's just that the engineers that designed the system, weren't concerned of this phenomenon. 
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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 04:45:56 am »
Thanks All!

The noise is indeed coming from the exhaust .. all is apparently well  :002:

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Re: Ticking noise from rear of Drive Shaft
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 08:50:26 am »
Thanks for updating us - another example of how useful this Forum is  :028:

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