Re: pipes etc.
> a) is 'blueing' of the header pipes normal on these bikes ?Yep.
> b) I noticed a 'ticking' from the front of the engine at and justThese things have naturally very noisy engines. If applying an
> off idle - anything to worry about ?
electrical load (hit the brake) makes the just off idle noise go away,
you've got the infamous loose alternator bolt problem. Other than
that, if it makes you nervous have a competent mechanic check the
valve clearances etc.
- Got a '99 TBS myself, just shy of 20K miles and it's been flawless. Just put
a chain and sprockets on and learned the value of ongoing maintenance. The
pipes do blue and I agree the engines do make a little more noise that you
would expect, almost sewing machine sounds, but with ear plugs it purrs!
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Subject: [T TBS R] pipes etc.
Couple of questions from a newbie
Ive recently bought a 99 TBS (stacked pipes) - Its a low (8000)
miles bike -in great condition - full service history etc. standard
factory tune - and rides very well. Not owned it for long though,
done approx 400 miles on it between rainstorms.
a) is 'blueing' of the header pipes normal on these bikes ? (I know
what causes it in general terms)
b) I noticed a 'ticking' from the front of the engine at and just
off idle - anything to worry about ?
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