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Old 08-24-2013, 05:32 AM   #9
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Location: Hungary
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Originally Posted by Howz View Post
Thanks for all the advice, the bike had a full Ktm service including a new battery and headstock bearings just before I got it at a cost of 856! It does have a Oberon clutch unit fitted and looks like it was loved at some point in its life! Not sure if the water pump or anything else has been done. With regards to the noise it seems strange that it only makes the noise when cold, I have just been running the bike outside and once it gets up to about 4 bars the noise disappears, at no point does the oil light come on. It's almost as though it is taking time to build up the cam chain pressure?
If the oil light is not coming on (not even when the engine is shut off) -> the oil pressure sender has failed or got disconnected from the harness

The cam chain noise should not exist any longer than a couple of seconds, so it has to go away way before getting it up to 4 bars on the temp gauge.
2005.5 950 Adventure (with 265mm travel suspension)
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