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Bought a 2007 Vulcan 900 last week. 6500 miles. I took it out yesterday for 150 mile ride. After about 40 miles I noticed a "ticking" sound while cruising. The sound disappeared under hard acceleration. Is this normal for the engine? Oil is fine. Nothing seems to be loose. No power loss.
 

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Ah, yes. The Kawi tick. Perfectly normal. I drove the dealership I bought mine from nuts when I first got it, I was so worried about the valve noise. :)
 

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I think I probably started to notice it after about 40 miles because I was out of traffic and just cruising along. Thanks for the replies. I feel better knowing the noise is "natural".
 

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I wonder how we know when the valves get bad?
 
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