Originally Posted by mel brooks
Hey XT gurus,
I have a Super Sherpa, but have recently been riding the husband's XT225 to work (he just doesn't ride).
Does the XT make a lot of valve clatter/ticking? The Sherpa's top end is so quiet compared to the XT.
And yes, I've checked the valve clearance several times and it's within spec.
The bike is fairly new, an '06 with about 800 miles on it.
thanks for any info....
There is a huge noise difference between an air cooled and water cooled engine. As long as the valve lash is within spec don't worry about it.