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I just picked up my 2005 zzr600 about two months ago, and noticed I can hear a light ticking noise at low RPM. I can't hear the ticking once the RPM's get up there, but that could be because the exhaust noise drowns it out. A buddy of mine said it might be carbon deposits on the valves, but the bike only has 2600 miles on it. I wanted to see what you all might think the problem could be and if it could be serious..... I don't want my engine or valve train getting screwed up for something that I could fix myself or have a mechanic fix for under $200.
 

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Do a search on this..but I'm pretty sure it's a normal thing. My 2006ZZR does the same thing, and have heard this from several others on here.
 

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sounds like valve clearance tick, mine does it too. I would not worry about it cause the 1st valve adjustment is at 7500 miles. Mine has had that tick since I can remember and now im at 6700 miles.
 

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That's good to know, I've talked to some coworkers who've owned Kawis before and they all say it's normal too. Thanks for the info and at least now I don't have to think my engines gonna tick itself loose.
 

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Even the 00-02 6R's had a ticking sound from what I understand...mine makes it too.
 

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Mine ticks and it also makes a slight knocking noise when coasting (while letting the engine slow the bike down). So I took it to the dealer and they said that my bike sounded really good, better than most, and told me that they are noisy engines, but pretty much bulletproof.
 

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mine also ticks,, had the valves done at 14000, no valve problems and it still does it now at 25000, I am almost sure all of them do it.. normal
 
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