New noise after winter storage
Ok... So here's the situation. I have a 2007 900LT that I stored from November until about a week ago. Recently moved to Michigan from Virginia so this is the first time I ever stored the bike over the winter. So I changed the oil and filter, stabilized a full tank of gas, fogged the engine with fogging oil, washed and polished everything, covered it, and put the battery on a trickle charger. It has been beautiful out for the past few days so I took the bike out for a few runs...
Now onto the noise. It sounds like a loud ticking, almost like valve noise. It first appeared after the first 20 miles. It only comes through after the bike is warmed up and only under load (at least 2.5k rpm). Bike runs great, just sounds like hell.
I checked the valves and the front exhaust valves were both about 0.05mm loose. So I'm thinking "sweet, fixed".
Replaced the shims to spec, took it for a ride and still that damn noise.
Fogged the engine with sea foam deep creep, noise still there.
Topped the tank off with premium shell v power, noise still there.
Do you think I should keep running it and give it more time to work off the cobwebs? I would hate to take it to a shop because I am cheap, stubborn as hell and prefer doing things myself. Any ideas? Anything else I should be checking?
Thanks for any help.