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See Tom's accurate post below. I will be found cleaning latrines. PLO.
 

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The cam chain is automatically tensioned.

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Any ideas as to what my rattle could be? I don't think it is predetonation. Could it be the balancer chain? Oh, and my bike is a 2009 KLR with 5000km.
 

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Any ideas as to what my rattle could be? I don't think it is predetonation. Could it be the balancer chain? Oh, and my bike is a 2009 KLR with 5000km.
Can you tell us about this rattle? When does it occur? What gear and RPM? Is it the typical KLR 'death rattle' that we all hear starting up in first gear? Yadda, yadda....

Adjusting the balancer chain is always a good idea, and can never hurt. Just doo (heh) it properly without over tightening the wee little bolt.

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It apears to happen under load, but not consistent every time. Also, just a short rattle noise and not the entire time under load. I switched to supreme gas and it made no difference. To me it sounds like I have a loose skid plate, or a chain. I thought for sure I could adjust the cam chain and that would be my solution. But I've come to realize that there is no manual adjustment. As for the rpms, usually happens around 4000rpm.
 

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Can you tell us about this rattle? When does it occur? What gear and RPM? Is it the typical KLR 'death rattle' that we all hear starting up in first gear? Yadda, yadda....

Adjusting the balancer chain is always a good idea, and can never hurt. Just doo (heh) it properly without over tightening the wee little bolt.

Tom
So to adjust the balancer chain, just loosen the bolt and re tighten?
 

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Yes, crack it off by about a full turn. Rap on the case lightly to get things moving around, then re-tighten. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN! A suer-fire way to mess up the stock doohickey.

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