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Hi all just got a 08 custom 900 with 1000 miles on it man i love this thing.But i got a question is it normal to hear the valve tappets at the lower speeds.But at idle can;t really hear them.The dealer said that common with the 900 but i just want to hear from anybody if they have any of the same symptoms.....thanks for any info.
 

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Every bike I've ever owned had taps and noises. If you can't hear noises, it ain't runnin'...haha. If you took the hood and fenders off of your car and mounted a seat on top of the engine, you'll hear weird stuff too. I think it's funny that the dealer told you its common on the 900, when it's actually common on most every motorcycle.
 

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I've had mine from 0 km and it has always made a whole symphony of taps, clatters, whirrs and whines. Bothered me at first as I'd just switched from a 4-cylinder sportbike, but I like it now. If you wear earplugs a lot of that stuff goes away as they cut out the high frequencies.
 
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