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Bike runs fine and pulls fine up to 160 indicated.

But rattles at idle only.

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That is where all 02-04's do it. Once off idle they are just as noisy as my 08. The fix is the Polish made adapter. I am working on a fix I think will work. About 1/3 the cost of the Polish unit. Where is this one? Not yours? Going to be yours?

Now unless its Rattling up in the right front of the head only. That could be the timing chain slop but its very hard to tell where the rattle is coming from. I use a 3 foot section of 1/2 inch aquarium hose to prod around with the other end at my ear.
 

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not mine - but guy showed up at the fav coffee shop and noticed mine.
He got it for $2500 with low KM and decent condition but worried about the noise but it rides fine.

I told him to change the stopper bolt. He's reasonably mechanical to will keep the bike if it's not a serious issue.

What other things should he do with that year machine/ I asked him to join but will pass along tips.
 

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MacDoc...are you sure that what you're hearing is not one of the peices of tupperware rattling against another? I had the same rattle at idle and fixed it with some selfstick peices of rubber in key places. I found it by just pushing here and there and listening. The engine and drive train makes me crazy with it's variety of special noises but I've gotten used to that.
 

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Not my machine and certainly did not sound like a plastic rattle.
 

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If it's towards the left lower center, sounds like the standard dieseling mine's had since day 1.
Kind of a knock at idle.

If it started recently, and it's towards to right front of the engine, I would suspect the cam chain tensioner.
Note, it's usually louder than the dieseling sound, and sounds more like a slap.
 

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+1 to Dave J and Jim...the noise becomes endearing after a while :D ...at least to me over the last 9 seasons :wink:

Have Suzuki dealer run the VIN to make sure the ignition recall was performed

Bill
 
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