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Hi all.

In the last few hundred kilometres my motor has developed a rattle on the right hand side. It can be easily heard but not loud between 3 & 4K and again between 5 & 6 and a half k. It's a constant rattle with no odd timing to it that at first I thought was valve clearances or some other overhead noise but the clearances were done only a few thou ago, so for the time being I'm ruling that out. The bike is now at the shop, they checked timing chain, cam sprockets and clutch which all checked out. They found movement in the oil pump drive sprocket that comes off the back of the clutch so that has been replaced.
Guess what? Motor back together, new oil and filter.. still makes the noise.
Any suggestions as to what it could be? I'm hoping its not big end bearings or something requiring massive labour costs. Would I be better off replace the motor entirely given that it's got 78,000 ks on it (48,000 miles approx)? I have ridden it hard but not rough if that makes sense, meaning no agro throttle openings, rarely wheelied or bounced off the limiter.
Anything anyone can think of will be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
jus
 
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I'm thinking something with the CCT. Can you get a clear video so we can hear the sound? It's pretty difficult to figure out a problem when you can't hear it.
 

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CCT was checked and well within recommended tollerences. Can't get an audio clip as it's still at the shop back in pieces. Tried to video it but its hard to make out, must have something to do with the audio compression... don't really know.
 

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Noise stays with clutch in or out. Clutch plates checked and basket is ok.
 

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Oh yeah. The bike's performance has not been affected by the noise... yet.
 

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Nah... wanted to though. What a classic! Was up till 4am compiling lists of places (wreckers) and other sites in OZ that would have 05-06 motors incase I end up replacing it. They're easy to find in the US but I'd hate to think what freight would be. Hard to come by here though. I hope they have big enough envelopes in America...
 

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Have you given silverwater wreckers a call? There is also one in alexandria (both sydney wreckers). Not sure of ones down your way.

Can get the numbers for you if you like.
 

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They are on the list of people to call tomorrow. One of the few sites that actually shows what they've got. There's an 05 Telefonica rep that if it has low k's and the price is right I might get. Will give me a lots of spares!
 

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There not to bad price wise, but definitely not the cheapest.

Wonder why they are wreaking it, looks pretty clean to me (from the pic) let me know if you want to get rid of the forks -if the price is right :)
 

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**update**

Well here is the latest on the noisy engine. The noise has gone!

After replacing the oil pump drive gear, putting it back together and still getting the rattle we were left alittle baffled.
So back to the valve gear. Took the cam cover off and went over everything, checked every measurement and looked for wear. Nothing amiss anywhere, so instead of stripping the head completely the cover went back on and she got fired up again so we could have another listen with the probe.
This time, no noise. Took it for a run, still no noise. Happy the noise is gone but alittle p&$%ed off because I still don't have a definitive reason why it was there in the first place. All I can think of with my limited mechanical knowledge is maybe a shim was ever so slightly out, and the action of removing then re-installing the cam cover was enough to reposition it... don't ask me how.
Anyhoo the noise is gone, so I'm going to put her through her paces and keep an ear out for anymore wierd noise... and hope I don't get hit in the chin by 4 little pistons because theres been something I've missed.

Cheers,

Jus
 
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