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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 2:47 pm Thread Starter
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Any major problems with 2001 RS (produced in 09/2000)????

I just got the 2001 RS with 11,5K miles on it. The engine makes some vibrating sound at idle. Hopefully it's normal. I know the service 2 was done at 10K miles. I took it for 400 mile trip and had no problems with anything. I know some people had engine issues with earlier years bikes and am wondering if these problems were taken care of in later years.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2005, 3:04 pm
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Perfectly normal!!! Both of ours do the same. You will notice it improves some when you pull the clutch lever in.

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Mine was built 12/2000 and I've had zip, zilch, zero problems. Enjoy!
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Not to worry

That sound at idle is referred to as the "box o' rocks" sound. They do that. Also, if you leave it on the side stand for any length of time (like overnight), when you start the motor you'll get a cloud of white exhaust. Perfectly normal for all K-bikes.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2005, 11:50 am Thread Starter
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That sound at idle is referred to as the "box o' rocks" sound. They do that. Also, if you leave it on the side stand for any length of time (like overnight), when you start the motor you'll get a cloud of white exhaust. Perfectly normal for all K-bikes.

Thanks to all for the comments. I got only three so I will assume the bike should be fine in terms of major problems...
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2006, 7:06 pm
 
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I have a 09/2000manufactured one .. MY2001

The noise you mention is normal

My issues till date (bought bike with 10K on clock, now at 16XXX miles)
- Timing Cover Leak

Timing cover leaks are "normal"/"they all do that" etc Dealer fixed it for me 50-50 cost-split under goodwill since the bike was under 36K but over 3yrs old.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 2009, 8:28 pm
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Well I've owned "character bikes" in the past, and my '01 RS is no different... I don't give the "box o' rocks" music a second thought.

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