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PostSubject: Help! 99 Suzuki vz800 making clicking sound!   Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:17 am

Hey everyone, I just picked up a 1999 suzuki vz800 and am having some problems with it. It wouldn't start at first so I removed and cleaned the carbs which looked pretty good already, added some fresh gas, new battery, new spark plugs and she started right up and sounded good. After letting it run a little while, I decided to take it for a ride. It rode it around the block and it seems to switch gears just fine and sounded good, but then it starting clicking from the top right side of the engine. At first the clicking was kinda random but now it seems to be clicking non-stop VERY loudly. At first it was only clicking when accelerating but seems to click when idling after the engine warmed up. The guys I got it from said before he stopped riding it was overheating and cutting off.  It has oil and coolant in it but im wondering if its stopped up because the temp and oil lights are both on. I have checked that its not a loose bolt on exhaust or spark plugs. It's coming from the top end of front right side of engine.



Here's a short crappy video but hopefully it helps





From what I saw other people saying was that it might need/have a new chain/cam tensioner, spun rod bearing, valve adjustment?...
Would I need to take it to a shop or is it something someone with a little experience(ME) could fix?

Thanks for the help!

Also if you guys think it worth the money to fix let me know, I basically have no money into the bike so Im willing to spend a little bit if i need to.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! 99 Suzuki vz800 making clicking sound!   Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:40 pm

Sounds very suspicious, might be a cam chain or even the tappets needing adjusting but if I were you I'd try to get it to a proper local suzuki mechanic asap!
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