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Old 11-15-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Question ignition coil noise/clicking/ticking/arcing-sound after spark plug change

I just changed the spark plugs. I now notice a clicking/ticking/arcing sound coming from the ignition coil area. This could have been there before, but I am not sure. Any ideas?

The noise sounds kind of like a light clicking, very much like some sounds those electric bug zapper lights make. The clicking noise is not in sync with the firing of the coils/plugs that I can tell. I can't hear it at all when giving throttle.

I even took the air box back off, took the coils off again and applied some dielectric grease between the ignition coil and spark plugs. Still have the noise.

The bike runs fine otherwise. I just rode it around.

Is this noise normal/does yours do it?. I very well could have had it before, just didn't notice.

I also went ahead and changed the air filter. After reinstalling the coils the second time, I changed the oil and oil filter too(just fyi).

Plugs were tourqued to about 12.5 ft-lbs (spec is 11ft-lbs), cause that's as close as I could get with my 0-75 ft-lb torque wrench. I also applied a tad of High-Temp Anti-Seize compound to the threads of the plugs, and was very careful not to get any on the electrode ends. I can't think of anything else to say.

plugs are NGK CR9EIA9, the engine is supposed to be the same as the one in a Kawi Ninja 650R.

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nevermind, thats just the sound of a fuel injected combution engine

used a small tube to my ear and found the source, its all normal.

The noise is the injectors.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:02 PM   #3
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nice, i was gonna say injecters will make a ticking sound
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:39 PM   #4
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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Good catch

Second note, you have a keen eye for proper maintenance by going the extra mile w torque specs, dialectic grease etc. Kudos!
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