BRed Is this loud noise normal, loud ticking


New Member
Apr 16, 2021

  1. Big Red
Greetings everyone.

New to forum, new to Honda SxS. Just purchased a 2011 Honda Big Red MUV700. Engine was recently rebuilt. New Jug, New Piston, (not oversized), New rings, New top end with rebuilt valves, rocker arms, seals, etc. Reused existing Cam and Lifters (not sure but that may be a key point)

Question I have is the loud ticking noise that does not change from initial start through warmup. Valve clearances have been checked multiple times at TDC and are at .006 for intake and at .013 for exhaust.

Engine does not smoke, tops out at speed of about 40mph with two passengers, but it seems to be very very loud. I just dont know if its normal or not.

Video attached for reference. Loud Ticking Noise

Thanks for any assistance or potential diagnoses, or to tell me its a loud machine and deal with it.



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