any one have noise on cold start then disappears quickly 10, 000 miles serviced regularly
did that 5 k ago , loctite on em all , also makes rattlle under hard accel sometimes , am ole gear head from way back sounds like rods poundin to me hope not , warranty boys are inspecting nowLiquidSilver said:Check for loose screws on heat shields. Initially, when cold, they can rattle then tighten a bit as things heat up. This won't last long as they work themselves loose and disappear.
FWIWCPTJAM said:I thought mine had a rod knock - turned out to be a loose 8 clamp where the header joins the exhaust. Look for carbon in that area. Hope it helps, Joe
sgtrage said:Look at the easy stuff first like the heat shield screws. You said it made the noise and immediately went away? Cold engine? Could be that the cam chains have too much slack in them. This is the symptom they exhibit when this occurs. The fix is relatively easy as you just need to shim the cam chain tensioners but of course you'll need the "special tool" to measure the tension. Should be fairly inexpensive at a reputable dealer, assuming you have access to one.
pecee said:if i start mine then shut in off without riding it -then it will rattle next time i start it cold.otherwise its fine. i think the rattle is injector knock.the cause is unburnt fuel wash.i dont worry about it any more.