Re: 01 929 just bought engine noise, valve tap?
Only when giving it gas in gear. Not when idling. Like half throttle or more is when it's noticeable, like it's straining, but it's not. It's fast as hell, to me, but I haven't rode any other bikes to compare it to. If I could hold my phone down there and record it, I would. I've listened to the cct on youtube, and it seems to happen even at idle. This is different. I'm hoping it's not like a rod going out, or piston slap, or valve slap. They all sound expensive at around $100 an hour shop rates. I know literally nothing about engines, so it's a no go on doing it myself. I'd just make it worse. I'm just worried I may be damaging a nice bike by ignoring it. Had the chain tightened from way loose the other day at the shop, so it's not the chain either.
The guy I bought it from told me to only put premium in, and he's got other nice bikes, so I don't think it's the gas. Speaking of gas, I got some today that was only 90 octane, but ethanol free. What's better, 92 with ethanol, or 90 without?
Last edited by peachride89; 07-02-2016 at 1:54 AM.