is it ? this is my first kawi bike so i don't know if there's a unique characteristic of kawi engine (such as this 'sound', maybe ?). Does your ninja 250 also has that noise ?sounds normal to me. :dunno:
sounds like valve train noise. wear a helmet and see if it gets better or check valve adjustment. i noticed that on mine when cold but not hot. j
That's very interesting. I thought we were the only ones to get the carbed versions here in the US. This bike does run rougher and has a noisier engine than any other bike I've owned, but I still don't think it's really anything to worry about. As long as you keep the fluids up and continue with scheduled maintenence, I would only worry if the noise suddenly gets much louder. These are small engines, after all, and if the bike is new and not completely broken in you'll hear things that might sound a bit "off" if you're being super-critical of every noise. You're going to hear a bit more mechanical chatter until everything wears in a bit.Truefaith, we have the carb version in indonesia as well. i think only europe gets the FI.
i live in jkt, indonesia, and kawi mechanics here are not familiar with 250 engine (normally they only handle 100 - 150 cc motorcycle engine) so they are afraid to open the engine and see what's wrong inside.