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Old 02-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #15951
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,321
Originally Posted by swimmer View Post
A couple of months ago when it started to get cold here (upper 30's and below will qualify for cold in tucson) I noticed that for several seconds after starting my tiger in the morning I'd get a little clatter noise coming from the engine. Not to be confused with the standard assortment of noises this engine makes. Sound sort of like a valve "ticking" noise. It does not happen when the temps are a little warmer. Just wondering if anyone else notices this in colder temps.
Both, my Daytona 675 and Tiger 1050 made/make that noise. Valves were/are all in spec. I ran/run the specified viscosity oil. The Daytona had nearly 3500 track miles on it and was ridden nearly year-'round. I ride the Tiger, year-'round. I wouldn't worry about a little valve clatter, upon start up. Once things get warmed up a bit, valve tolerances tighten.
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
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