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Has anyone had any issues with the automatic cam chain tensioners on the 900? I know this is a noisey bike but i cant help but wonder what im hearing sometimes, almost like a strange rattling sound during idle from left side of motor....dont have a stethescope but think its more pronounced about midway up the rear cylinder jug.....15k miles on me bike havent done first valve check yet
 

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Oh and its more pronounced on cold evenings after work and cold start.....on a warmer day cold start she sounds pretty damn healthy.....running good ol castrol 10w40 synthetic blend
 

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I did once. Months ago, I started my 900 and heard the rattling noise for a few seconds, then it disappeared. This only happened once. I assumed that somehow a cam chain tensioner got stuck, and then freed itself. The issue has not reoccurred.
 

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here's a youtube video to check your 2006 bike's valve clearances

 

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Thanks for the feed back guys this is a great community! Ill be doing the valves pretty soon as well as ditching the oe stator...by far the most noisey machine i ever had but i think im getting an ear for wats normal ands wats not....ill see how she sounds with a bit of tinkering
 
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