Join Date: May 2012
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changed some valve shims, deleted the SAS, new plugs and new gaskets, new fancy Motul oil...
the bike starts and runs, but the sound persists, albeit not as loudly and not as mysteriously. in fact, the sound is clearly coming from behind the stator cover, and it doesn't happen immediately after starts.... i checked the stator already and nothing seemed amiss. bolts were tight, wires were still clamped down, the rotor wasn't loose, the one-way starter gear was still going one way.... i don't know if i mentioned in an earlier post, but there was absolutely no metal bits or filings from the oil or from any cavity when fishing a magnet everywhere....
something has to be loose and rubbing something. guess i'll take the cover off again and look closely-er.