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post #11 of 266 Old 04-28-2011, 03:09 PM
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sounds like slight piston-slap.
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post #12 of 266 Old 04-28-2011, 03:38 PM
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I heard that sound few days ago, suddenly it disappeared and never heard again.

Strange, but hope its gone for good.
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I heard that sound few days ago, suddenly it disappeared and never heard again.

Strange, but hope its gone for good.
You mean the tick or the sound I mentioned? I forgot to say that mine did the "ching" from ~50-800 miles, it went away, and came back yesterday at 1690. I hope they can replicate it tomorrow and determine what it is. If it's not the exhaust servo or cam tensioner F'ing up, I'm out of possibilities in my head.

I didn't know the tensioner was doing that to these before today. It's the first I've heard of it.
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You mean the tick or the sound I mentioned? I forgot to say that mine did the "ching" from ~50-800 miles, it went away, and came back yesterday at 1690. I hope they can replicate it tomorrow and determine what it is. If it's not the exhaust servo or cam tensioner F'ing up, I'm out of possibilities in my head.

I didn't know the tensioner was doing that to these before today. It's the first I've heard of it.
I mean the tick sound.
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Mines the same too, I just clicked over 750 km and when I started it up it there was a loud ticking and the clutch pin was shaking around aswell. ticking sounds like maybe the injectors, was the same as my 2008 gsxr600. Its up for it's first service at 1,000km. It's got a 2 year warranty so I'm not too concerned. I'll keep u posted!
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I heard that sound few days ago, suddenly it disappeared and never heard again.

Strange, but hope its gone for good.
It is definitely the cam chain tensioner!! Refer my previous reply and follow the links to my earlier discussion.
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mine use to sound something like that when the bike has not warmed up yet when i first got it, but 4000+ miles, a few oil changes and a slip on now its gone. i think its more of a break in thing. i ride hard and often so if these motors have poor designs ill fine out soon enough
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Whoa! That doesn't sound like a tick to me but a TOCK!

The tick sound as I have heard it on different Ninjas is really a tick tick tick sound like taking a piece of wire and rapping on a metal bar... ticktickticktick

I'm not sure of how your cameras mic is picking up the sound, but that sounded much more mechanically "significant" and almost seems to be in sync with what sounds in the video like a stumbling idle.

My bike "drones" at idle in a steady tone with the tickticktick sound faintly in the background (comes and goes as well) and doesn't seem to be in sync with what engine idle rhythm I can discern...

I'll see if I can shoot a video tomorrow to show you what I mean...

But for now, yours sound more like a knock than a tick... :(
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Feanor, I don't like you very much right now ....

Jk :)

So what do you guys think? I was planning on changing the oil this weekend, but should I wait and take it to the dealer or should I go aheaf and change the oil and hope for the best?
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Change the oil ride it a lil more at higher rpms, if it's still there then take it to dealer.
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