How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jeff Policky Your Own Question
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 2425
Experience:  Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP
Type Your Motorcycle Question Here...
Jeff Policky is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

PRELIMINARY ISSUE: 1994 ZX11 (ZZR 1100-D) with circa 48k

Customer Question

1994 ZX11 (ZZR 1100-D) with circa 48k miles on it (last 4k miles by me... purchased used) started having a slight "oil drip" issue, with no "major" oil consumption [noticed about 2-3 drops per day on garage floor, after a long day of riding].
This went on for about 2wks, then nothing for about 3wks, then back again for a week. Oil levels were good (within tolerance) when being serviced on center stand about every other weekend.
While out riding one day on the freeway (not hard or much), noticed a lot "clanging/ knocking/ rattling sound coming from powertrain (could be engine or transmission... I dunno). Immediately, pulled over on the shoulder & had a buddy bring the trailer & tow it to my house.
I took off the fairings in order to do an audible t-shoot (still couldn't decipher origin of sound). Did some online quick tip searching including forums, YouTube, etc. Then took off the seat, disconnected the battery, took off the tank & air box to look for anything "out of the ordinary"... still NOTHING!!! I'm researching now for DEEPER ANSWERS, on this medium, because I don't want to get "OVER MY HEAD" in this repair job...
BOT***** *****NE:
I know "just enough" to be DANGEROUS WITH TOOLS!!! Somebody help me PLEASE!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** need more specifics on the noise, I'm looking for input like

  • When idling does it make noise, and when coming from, lower ending, does it change if the bike is on its side stand verses straight up ?​
  • What part of the engine, left or right side, top or bottom ?

When idling, louder with clutch out or lever pulled in ?

Anything you can give me will help me