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How much rattle is okay? When should I check the tensioner?
It sounds like marbles or bb's rolling around the top of the engine. I don't beat the bike, it is very well kept, just starting to really bother me.
(It's an 01 6r)

Do the newer 6r's sound like this as well?

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More than likely, it's fine. Just about everybody that has bought an 03-06 6R says this. It's been brought up here a ton of times in the past.
 

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get the bike in 6th gear and shut it off, raise the rear tire off the ground, rotate the rear tire a few times by hand, this will allow the tensioner to expand a notch or two. get someone to help, it does work.it's a quick short term fix. the best fix is a manual cct.
 

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I invested in the Kawasaki kit tensioner and I love it. No more noise. EVER.
 

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Originally posted by tweakmon
I invested in the Kawasaki kit tensioner and I love it. No more noise. EVER.
Manual tensioner sounds like the way to go.
I'm gonna do the 6th gear tire spin and see if it helps in the mean time.
 

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^^+1... i've been thinking about putting in a manual cct, but not too big on the idea of serious engine labor. what all is involved?
 
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