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post #1 of 3 Old 06-05-2013, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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My engine seems to have alot of ticking and knocking. It seems alot noisier than my old zx9. The bike only 600 miles on it and I haven't took over 9k rpm. I'm wondering if the gen 4 engine is just a noisier engine because of the higher compression or should I have it looked at? Gets more noticeable at higher rpm.
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Mine makes some valve train noise. Heard its perfectly normal. Runs hard. How many times have u changed the oil?


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Well, is it ticking or is it knocking? Two completely different things.

If it's ticking, it will quiet down a bit after the cam chain tensioner is able to take up the slack after more miles. Completely normal. If it's knocking, then fill it with premium gas and if it's still knocking after that, get it towed to the dealership. Don't ride it there.

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