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Noise When Cold

So I put the APE manual tensioner in my 94 900RR in order to cure the worn out OEM tensioner (bike has 31k on it)

When the bike is cold, if I get on it moderately hard it makes a noise like the cam chain is slapping around quietly but it goes away after about 5-10 minutes of riding. At this point I'm not sure what it is; I don't want to tighten the tensioner down any more if I can avoid it as I'm afraid it'll be too tight.

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So I put the APE manual tensioner in my 94 900RR in order to cure the worn out OEM tensioner (bike has 31k on it)

When the bike is cold, if I get on it moderately hard it makes a noise like the cam chain is slapping around quietly but it goes away after about 5-10 minutes of riding. At this point I'm not sure what it is; I don't want to tighten the tensioner down any more if I can avoid it as I'm afraid it'll be too tight.

Thoughts?

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If you're getting on it hard under about 4000RPM I'd be guessing you're hearing detonation?

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Re: Noise When Cold

could just be some piston slap. Once it's warmed up the pistons have expanded and the noise goes away.
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If you're getting on it hard under about 4000RPM I'd be guessing you're hearing detonation?
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could just be some piston slap. Once it's warmed up the pistons have expanded and the noise goes away.

I agree and would have suggested either of these as well.

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Re: Noise When Cold

I took it out today and put 20 miles on it. The last couple of miles it started running poorly and dropped the idle down to 900-1000. It doesn't sound healthy. Hmmm

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