Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Most of these bikes make some cam chain rattle noises at times. Considering the negative consequences of the cam chain jumping a tooth and the timing going out of spec (as in piston to valve contact!) I suggest you find out if the cam chain tensioner and jump guard are in place, functioning, and updated as necessary. Spend a few bucks now or a few thousand if it goes badly.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project