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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-06-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Annoying engine rattle? (MP3 included)

Hi guys,

my bike (Suzuki GSR600, 2007, 5k miles) has a really annoying and loud rattle now for the last 150 miles.

I didn't bothered to check it as It sounded for me as the exhaust or a metal part near it is responsible for it.

A loss of power isn't evident.

The source is definately located at the front upper part of the engine where the headers are joining the head.

I also removed the airbox and started the engine but it seems that the sound is coming from the headers as noted.

I retightened all bolts in the exhaust system, including the bolts which are fixing the headers to the block.

However the sound is still occuring. I don't know if it can be the cam chain tensioner but I assume not due to the low mileage of the bike.

Also there are no fairings which could produce the sound as it is a naked bike. The sound occurs from 3k rpm on.

I recorded the sound and you can download it here (MP3, 730kb).

Do you know what could be responsible for this kind of sound?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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