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During a ride last weekend, the engine got noisy. Sounded like a fresh out of the crate bike that has not yet pressured up the hydraulic lash adjusters. The sound did not subside, so ff to the dealer today.

They agreed that it is not right. They did ask me if I had just started the bike up after the winter. I told them that the Voyager is my winter bike.

They will contact Kawasaki sometime this week, and we will see what come of it.

Glad I have other bikes to ride. BTW, somewhere over 50,000 miles on the Voyager.
 

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Ahh man, hope for a speedy outcome.
 

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Very curious to hear the outcome.
 

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Lifter Noise

I'm curious to know what oil you use.
 

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And how often changed.


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Every 5000 miles.

Are you all trying to figure out whether the oil had anything to do with this or whether your choice of oil and frequency of change will protect you.

Sometimes stuff just happens.
 

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To attribute these things to a specific type/brand of oil and filter is pure speculation, at best, with the low sample size of failures.
Absolutely! Next will be "are you using a k&n air filter that lets more crap in the engine?" "Aftermarket exhaust, intake, fuel programmer?"
 

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To attribute these things to a specific type/brand of oil and filter is pure speculation, at best, with the low sample size of failures.
Absolutely! Next will be "are you using a k&n air filter that lets more crap in the engine?" "Aftermarket exhaust, intake, fuel programmer?"
I agree, but sometimes 1+1=20 instead of just 2.
 

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Only in the wild, unfounded assertions of Internet land. ;)

One time a friend of my uncle's son, said a friend of his, heard from his sister, that their dad said his nephew's cousin, read about some people on the internet saying their brother's boss said...
 

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According to the dealer, it is not uncommon for the HLAs to not pressure up. It is even in the troubleshooting section of the manual.
 

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According to the dealer, it is not uncommon for the HLAs to not pressure up. It is even in the troubleshooting section of the manual.
Did the dealer suggest a common cause? Something we could be proactively doing to prevent the issue?
 

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According to the dealer, it is not uncommon for the HLAs to not pressure up. It is even in the troubleshooting section of the manual.
Did the dealer suggest a common cause? Something we could be proactively doing to prevent the issue?
If they determine a cause, and what the actual problem is, I will report that here along with what were the causes they assertained on the previous bikes they serviced.

Sounds like it is normal for the pressure to bleed down if the bike sits unridden for a while, but should pressure back up in short order. Mine happening during a ride is something else.

I am patiently waiting for them to call, but will call tomorrow if I don't hear from them before then.
 

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Absolutely! Next will be "are you using a k&n air filter that lets more crap in the engine?" "Aftermarket exhaust, intake, fuel programmer?"
') Tis true,brother, tis true.
 

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Every 5000 miles.

Are you all trying to figure out whether the oil had anything to do with this or whether your choice of oil and frequency of change will protect you.

Sometimes stuff just happens.
Should have used SeaFoam.:devil:
 

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Should have used SeaFoam.:devil:

LOL!

I had a lifter noise in my truck with 160,000 miles on it. Seafoam in the oil for 100 miles before a change took care of it for 6 months.
 

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Should have used SeaFoam.:devil:
Actually, all it would have taken is a single SuperTech oil filter and all of this could have been prevented (about 4/5ths of the people reading this are saying to themselves, "What the heck is a "SuperTech" filter?). ;)
 

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The engine is being pulled this week. The tech said Kawasaki has upgraded parts to replace the HLAs that should do a better job at holding hydraulic pressure.
 
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