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Hi!

I bought an old RD07 yesterday (1993) and I recorded a video with the engine running just a second after it started for the first time in half a year:
YouTube - Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin Engine Sound

Does this engine sound good? I heard some slight valve ticking, is that an easy adjustment/fix?

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-Andreas
 

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Mine sounds like that - perhaps not so loud though, and goes away when fully warm. Mine does have 95,000 miles on the clock though. Does yours disapear when fully warmed up?

That's a very nice bike though...
 

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Mine sounds like that - perhaps not so loud though, and goes away when fully warm. Mine does have 95,000 miles on the clock though. Does yours disapear when fully warmed up?
I don't really know -- the few seconds of engine you see there is just about as much as I have seen it run (the tank was empty). I will get a three month warranty though, in case the engine needs fixin.


That's a very nice bike though...
Yeah :)
 

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Could it be an exhaust leak? Kinda sounds like that now that I think about it.
 

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Yes it could - either from one of the header pipes or from the union between the silencer and link between the two headers.
 

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I always thought v-twins were supposed to sound a bit lumpy. Mine perhaps isn't as noisy, but it still clunks about a bit.
 

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GOD!

That's a BIT too noisy... Valve gaps or timing chain.

If you rev it and the ticking goes away, it's valve adjustment (cheap) , if the ticking stays while you rev it, it's timing chain tensioners (expensive).

I dont want to point you in the wrong direction, but that's what it sounds like to me.
 
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