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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2015, 9:41 pm Thread Starter
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2003 K12RS acceleration noise.

Hello All, I have a 03 RS with 76k miles. With in this last week the bike started making a chattering noise at about 4k rpms under load, does not do it in neutral? Any ideas would be help full.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2015, 6:44 pm
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Simon,

If you post in the K12RS/GT Classic section, you're more likely to get a response.
Where does this "chattering" seem to be coming from ?

Can you safely spin the bike in 1st gear on the centrestand to see if you can duplicate what it's doing on the road ? Be careful when doing this, if you choose to try it.
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Unless your ignition timing is off and you are getting pre-ignition pinking I suggest mechanical noises coming from the engine under load could be serious. Check your valve clearances, timing chain and guides for wear first.



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