| | Smooth Thumping?
Hi everybody. My question is related to bikes thumping. Do we get real smooth thumping sound from our bikes except bullets?Basically every bike has thumping whether it is 100cc or 500cc, but there is one more thing we hear along with thumping sound and that is the noise of cam chain tensioner. Now if we talk about bullet it also has chain tensioner but it is horizontally positioned and dipped in oil and thats why we cant hear its noise and we get smooth thumping sound even though we hear tappet noise. And if we see cam chain tensioner in other bikes it is kept vertical and even though it gets lubricated all the time but its not sufficient to reduce its noise (really irritates me). It is well known that cam chain tensioner cannot be positioned horizontally but i think it is possible to provide maximum oil supply on chain tensioner so that the noise could be supressed or reduced to some extent. Any ways its only my thought i am not any expert.