Originally Posted by soph9
You guys have put some miles on these bikes now maybe the chain has some slack in it and needs to be adjusted? They do at times stretch after the break in...from our experience especially with the continuous chains without a master link.
Actually we've been hearing this noise since the bikes were brand new. You don't hear it on the road or on smooth dirt. It raises it's head when traversing rough terrain and the suspension is working which is why I thought it might be the side stand at first. However I sometimes hear the noise in situations where there just aren't enough g forces to dislodge the side stand. Looking at the design of the chain slides on the forward end of the swing arm there are some sizable holes cast into the plastic and I think that this is amplifying the sound of the chain slapping into the guide as the suspension works in concert with throttle modulation.