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Can anyone help me diagnose this??

1416 Views 26 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Ruddroo
I have been scratching my head on this and cannot for the life of me figure out what is wrong. I was hoping to go on a ten day trip in a week or so but if it's not just a simple fix I'm overlooking it'll have to wait to save the pig. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
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Apologies, Tom. I tried to attach a video of the engine running and it was too big for a direct attachment so I tried putting the link to Reddit where I was able to post it. I have a higher pitched knock and the engine doesn't sound right. It's hard to describe without the video. Is there another way to attach the video? What's the length requirement on videos?
I just tried a different link and it auto embedded again so I deleted it.
Thanks for the help tdf! I was also thinking that the cam or balance chain is really loose and rubbing against the inside somewhere so I checked the tensioner and it seemed to be working properly. I only took of the LH engine cover with the stator attached I did not take off the flywheel because I don't have the tools to do so. The noise started when I was doing part of the TAT a few months ago and I decided to come home because of it. It HAS felt/sounded like the bike has been running at a higher RPM than what the tach says, so how should I go about checking the starter ring gear? Also, properly checking the tension and condition of the two chains inside? I think I am going to put a new crush washer on the header pipe just to rule that out.
That’s not an exhaust noise.
You only revved it while you were on the left side. Did you notice if it seemed to be coming from left ie. was the right side quieter when revving?

Clutch is working normally?

Not overheating?
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