What kind of noise, what location is it coming from. At any certain rpm range?quote:
Don't know if it's the air injection, cam chain, or what... but the noises my bike (and the other kawis I've heard) make more noise than the rest. My only gripe - sorry.
Yeah - it is strange. I've had it checked by two different dealers' techs, myself, and several riding buddies (who know their stuff) to know avail. I hope ripTOOL is correct - maybe I'm just hyper-sensitive when it comes to the bike's well-being.quote:
That is weird that you say you bike makes that sound in neutral, i have never had my bike make a noise besides the engine and the muffler breathing. You should get that checked out before it turns into something much bigger.
Yeah, I was actaully debating whether I should repost this. I should have gone against my better judgement and reposted any way. The only difference is that the tensioner rattle should go away once the engine is up to normal operating temp. MrZed's comments have me believe that his is a constant rattle. How about it MrZed? Is your rattle constant, or does it go away once you've been ridding for about 10-15 min? Pull out your tensioner and check to see if it recoils by itself, or if there is a ratchet mechanism that prevents it from retracting. If it retracts all its own, get a newer tensioner. Does that make sense? In other words, if the tensioner has a cork screw design it is bad! If it pushes out and locks every mm pushed out like a ratchet, then it is good.Originally posted by MikeO
This was a huge gripe but has since been fixed. I have a '98 that would rattle the shit out of my nerves until the engine warmed up. I brought it in to be looked at, and was told it is normal because of the design. The tensioner is supposed to be loose and then as the engine warms up, oil and pressure push the tensioner out. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF A DESIGN IS THIS?!? Well, apparently Kawasaki began to ask that same question and changed the design in either '00 or '01. So I went out and purchased a '01 model tensioner. Fits perfect... no more rattle! This is a post from Lonwez.