I purchased my R6 on June 23 and it has just over 1000 miles on it. About a week or so after I got it, I started noticing a strange noise. It sounds like a knocking/clicking. It's most noticeable at low speeds, for example when I'm coasting to a stop at a traffic light. What would happen is I would clutch in and rev the bike to maybe about 25k. That's when I hear the clicking/knocking sound. It happens mostly in 1st and second gear. What's bothering me even more is that sometimes I can't get the bike into neutral. I took it to the dealer last Friday and one of the techs just sat on it and rode it a few feet, then said the idle was too high. He adjusted it and said it was straight but since then it is noticeably worse. I've gotten a few opinions from some more experienced riders and a mechanic. Some say it feels like the engine is trying to grab even though the clutch is disengaged. I was also told that the clutch may just need to be adjusted. I know this guy who builds bikes for a living. He didn't ride it but said it sounds like I have a broken shift fork. Has this happened to anyone else? By the way, I'm taking my bike back to the dealer tomorrow and I will definitely act a fool cuz the service manager gave me a fuckin attitude last Friday. But there ain't no reason for a brand new bike to be having any problems. Can someone shed some light on this for me? Sorry for being so wordy.
I know what you're talking about but that's not it. Two of my boys have the R6. One is a 2003 and the other is a 2004, exactly the same bike as mine, purchased 3 days later. I rode both of them and I know what you're talking about but the shit my bike is doing is much worse and louder. Their bikes don't do what mine does. So I think I seriously have a problem. I'll find out for sure tomorrow.
I have an '03, and my ticking sound is becoming almost unbearable! Only happens between 3000-4000 rpm. Someone mentioned something about the cam chain tensioner. Anyone had a problem with this??
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I use 93 gasoline. I did the first oil change at just over 600 miles. I used Yamalube 4. I have to take the bike to the deal tomorrow. It's raining hard as hell out so couldn't do it today. I hope there's a simple solution to this. I know Yamahas make a lil ticking sound but mine is worse and I actually feel as though the bike is trying to go even when the clutch is all the way in. I'll post an update after my visit with the dealer tomorrow. Thanks for all the input.
Sounds like the lifters possibly. Or the Cam tensioner as mentioned. If its the lifters then eventually you have to get it fixed, but that would go across all the R6's, just like on the mazda Miata. (earlier models had a lifter problem)