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Old 03-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #7043
R. Smith
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Vista, California
Oddometer: 7
Here is my 1984 xl600r, bought it about 5 months ago w/18k miles. Has fresh oil and i loosened up the banjo bolt to be sure about oil getting to the head. Got it running and heard this coming from the engine. I may be wrong but the rattling does not sound normal. I took the engine apart to fix some stripped bolt holes and did not find any major wear or damage. It made this noise before and after I had the engine apart.

Read that it could be a worn out cam chain or cam chain tensioner.

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