I'm hearing a ticking sound left front side of the engine on my '05 1200 custom. I'm hoping exhaust manifold leak, any ideas on the easiest way to detect the leak ? I have checked the nuts and torqued to spec. The sound increases as the engine heats up.
I had a similar problem with my bike when new. The ticking sound was very annoying and seemed to be on the right side. Brought it to the tech and he walked to the back of the bike and stepped on the pipe for a second then told me to try it. Tick gone. Seems that when the pipes were installed, the seal didn't seal properly. No problem since the step-on fix.