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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Help diagnosing this sound! 2008 ninja 250r

Hey guys I have a 2008 Kawasaki ninja 250r. Recently purchased it and I noticed it makes this sound when it’s cold start it’s like a clicking ticking sound some people have told me it’s normal for Kawasaki motors, others have told me it needs oil change? HELP please need help diagnosing the sound is it normal? Should I worry about it?

By the way the clicking goes away once it’s warm and I’ve driven it for a few minutes

First video is the ticking sound, and second video is the bike warmed up and the sound went away
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Sounds fine to me.
But you should still change the oil, because changing the oil would be high priority on a newly acquired bike.

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Is that not a tight valve? how many miles on it, did the po have the valves checked after the break in 10K is mark?
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