Join Date: May 2014
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Riding style, riding habits, climate bike is used in, how regular servicing is, type of oil and filter used, if engine is stock or tuned, duration of rides etc all contribute to the longevity (or lack of) of an engine on any motorbike. Ive read a couple of peoples bikes developed this rattle at 30-35k, but continued running the bike regardless until selling on (or crashing) at 70-80k. A slightly loose chain is an annoying sound, but unless its really stretched its not going to harm anything. Put it next to a TC Harley and it will still sound considerably quieter by comparison.