Valve rattle

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2/10/2018 4:41 AM

I just did my first valve check on my 2017 350sxf, I double checked everything was good before I put it back together, but for the first few seconds of running there was a very loud rattle from the valvetrain. It sounded normal after that. Was it just lack of oil pressure initially? I don't really want to pull it apart again to look.


2/10/2018 7:13 AM

I’ve heard it’s louder when you start bike until the oil gets pushed up there.


2/10/2018 1:35 PM

Did you touch the cam chain or tensioner at all? I would go with lack of oil would cause chattering for the first start up. Does it sound fine now?


If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

2/10/2018 2:16 PM

Dirt tricks. Be done with it.


2/10/2018 5:35 PM

Yea I reset the tensioner. It sounds normal now