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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Lifter noise

So is some lifter noise normal on start up when it's cool/cold and the bike has sat for a while or is my bike telling me it wants to go in for warranty work?
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I became accustomed to that noise having owned the 102cu.in. Warrior before the Strato.
You can bring it in to check it out just for peace of mind, but you may hear back that it is a normal noise during start ups, especially after sitting unused for a few days. if you shut it off and put it away and one of the valves is in an open position, the oil associated with that valve will drain into the sump area and air will get into the valve lifter area. It takes a few minutes to replace all the air with oil and you will hear lifter noise during that time. I can't hear the noise to compare it to what I hear every morning so if you feel it is excessive, take a ride to see your dealer and inquire.



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Sewing machine kind of chatter. Is normal. When it is loud and continues for longer then a moment... then think about???
But some have had the lifter issue, dealers tend to try and fix with there semi-blend oil.
I still run amsoil 20/50 and knock on wood she purrs.

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I became accustomed to that noise having owned the 102cu.in. Warrior before the Strato.
You can bring it in to check it out just for peace of mind, but you may hear back that it is a normal noise during start ups, especially after sitting unused for a few days. if you shut it off and put it away and one of the valves is in an open position, the oil associated with that valve will drain into the sump area and air will get into the valve lifter area. It takes a few minutes to replace all the air with oil and you will hear lifter noise during that time. I can't hear the noise to compare it to what I hear every morning so if you feel it is excessive, take a ride to see your dealer and inquire.
Yeah, I figured it might be normal after sitting a few days in this colder weather. It gets back to it's regular quiet self after warm up. Usually like 3-7 minutes depending on ambient temps.

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I guess being low on oil didn't help. *facepalm* Stupi f**king dealership's tech is worthless. I should've known since they let my new Tuono leave with me with almost no coolant. Uggghh.... If it wasn't for the ridiculous deals my friend (general manager) gives me I'd be making some calls. Oh. and now I have to go get another quart of Yamalube since I used a little more than half of one I was going to use on my oil change Friday.
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DOH!
Yes with a full oil tank, the lifter noise will go away a lot quicker.



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I guess I should be happy the lifter noise went away at all.
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