Triumph Tiger 800 Forum

Tiger 800 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: Jw5876 on February 13, 2020, 08:24:32 PM

Title: Weird sounds
Post by: Jw5876 on February 13, 2020, 08:24:32 PM
I've recently noticed strange sounds coming from the front end of my tiger. I cant visibly see anything wrong but when I release the throttle it makes a kind of gravelling sound. I dont know how else to describe it and I'm puzzled. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Weird sounds
Post by: Paulhere on February 13, 2020, 08:33:01 PM
Crud around the front sprocket possibly?
Title: Re: Weird sounds
Post by: Jw5876 on February 13, 2020, 08:47:26 PM
I'll take a look tomorrow. Cheers
Title: Re: Weird sounds
Post by: Tallpaul on February 14, 2020, 08:38:34 AM
Chain slapping/running over the guide on top of the swingarm?
Title: Re: Weird sounds
Post by: Rtwo on February 14, 2020, 09:05:13 AM
If you mean when the engine is on over-run, have a look at the can chain tensioner
Title: Re: Weird sounds
Post by: jimmy60 on February 16, 2020, 07:04:59 PM
Camshaft chain tensioner tensioner. My 2012 rattles for a bit when I start it but will go away after a few seconds.