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have an 02 r with 16000 miles that has developed an aggravating noise
after changing oil about 500 miles ago sounds like is coming from center of cylinders. can rev engine about 4-500 rpms when you can here it
have done valve adjust 2000 miles ago, pair valve at same time
just hope engine is not going away any help?
 

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My 02 R has 18000 miles and it makes noise too, but it is a fast clicking which is the valves. That is normal. You want to hear the valves clicking. That means they are adjusted right. If they are not clicking they are too tight.
 

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my noise sounds like rod or piston noise just hear it at about 1500 rpm not at idle don't know if anyone else has heard it
 

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What oil is in it now? Regardless, go 20/50 and see if it's quiet.
Next advice, Better give it an oil pressure test.
Oil pressure is direct read of bearings.
As engines wear, the bearings need more volume, and pressure to maintain clearance.

If you still have the old filter, tear it apart and look for missing matter.
I always add oil to the filter before installing it to reduce the delay of oil pressure to bearings.

Good Luck
 

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What oil is in it now? Regardless, go 20/50 and see if it's quiet.
Next advice, Better give it an oil pressure test.
Oil pressure is direct read of bearings.
As engines wear, the bearings need more volume, and pressure to maintain clearance.

If you still have the old filter, tear it apart and look for missing matter.
I always add oil to the filter before installing it to reduce the delay of oil pressure to bearings.

Good Luck
Odds are it's just normal engine noise... You're riding on top of 2 pistons the size of coffee cans - this motor is going to make some noise. Rather than blow it out of proportion why not ask another local rider to give it a listen for comparison to their own? :wink:
 

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I'm sure after 16,000 miles you have a pretty good idea what your engine sounds like.
For a quick reference with another engine to compare, use a listening stick to hear the details clearly. Similar to a stethoscope.

Clicking and Clunking is 2 different things.
Like I said, if you check oil pressure and it's fine, then you have no problems. It's not the easiest process, but a dealer has the quick attach tools. Or do it yourself. Check oil light to make sure it comes on with the key.
The only thing we have to go on is you changed oil, and now noise.
Did You change oil grade, and now hear the noise more?
Details are important. Then we don't have to stab at unknowns.
 
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