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How critical is a prompt 8,000 service? Will valve adjustment resolve the ticking noise when I accelerate? It seems loud. I am a new VTX owner ......... just bought a used 2005 VTX 1800F this week. Thanks! -Doug (Nor Cal)
 

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How critical is a prompt 8,000 service? Will valve adjustment resolve the ticking noise when I accelerate? It seems loud. I am a new VTX owner ......... just bought a used 2005 VTX 1800F this week. Thanks! -Doug (Nor Cal)
It's a good idea to do the service as close to 8,000 miles as convenient.

It's sometimes difficult to pinpoint a noise in the VTX engine because they are naturally noisy to begin with. I use a mechanics stethescope(?) which sometimes helps locate the noise source. If you are certain it is valve noise then you should have the valve adjustments checked. Valves out of adjustments can lead to bigger problems if not corrected.

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