What is Engine Knocking?
Do not confuse engine knocking with engine stalling in high gear at low speeds. That is just an overload on the crankshaft due to the bigger cog. Engine knocking is when your engine makes clunky noises of metal hitting metal during a combustion cycle. There can be numerous circumstances for it.
Your piston might be hitting the cylinder wall, the combustion cycle must be off and the fuel is being ignited at an incorrect point in the cycle. The bearings might have been damaged and clinking, and so on. Engine knocking does not have a substantial impact on the performance immediately, but it can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the engine if not address soon enough. Ways to Prevent Engine Knocking
Preventing engine knocking is easy. All you need to do is ensure your bike is properly serviced and maintained at all times. There are also some points to care about for your bike to avoid engine knocking:
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The above pointers will help you keep your bike well maintained and ensure there are no engine knocking issues. If you do hear any knocking, immediately reduce the stress on your engine by either switching to a lower gear or by stopping and giving it a rest. Post that, take it to a garage and perform a proper check to triage the reason for the knocking and resolve it. Know that knocking can cause serious and permanent issues to the bike, and we do not want that now, do we?
Ride hard, ride safe!
By: Pratik Patole