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Old 04-18-2013, 01:12 AM   #61
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Location: middle of Middle Europe
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Originally Posted by jbar28 View Post
I took my earplugs out so I could hear him, and since I was going only 15 km up the road I didn't put them back in. And noticed the valve noise.
My bike (also a V-Strom, 07' with 40k km, valves never needed adjusting) breaks EVERY time I take my earplugs out and ride without them;) You just start to hear things like there's a bucket of stones in the engine.

Not saying there's not a problem, just my observation - after riding most of the day with earplugs, my hearing becomes very sensitive of mechanical noises.

Hope you'll be fine and thanks for beautiful ride report!
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