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Old 03-05-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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2009 R1 Clicking/ Tapping Sound From Engine?

just picked up my new r1 (white/red) last monday, have put on about 120 miles so far, bike is probably best bike i've ever riden. one thing i notice is that i hear a clicking or tapping sound which is most noticable when i put my ear toward the right front frame, is this the usual yamaha ticking?, does anyone with a 09 notice this? seems to increase when revving also. i wonder if the cam chain tensioner is loose or something?

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Old 03-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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mine has 1000k's on clock and sounds great, no unusual sounds from engine? maybe you are making the sound louder by looking for it?? take it back to the dealer if you think it is an issue??
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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The 09 is unlike any other iteration of the R1! I have heard 3 different ones in person and they all had a lot of mechanical noise coming from the top-end!
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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If you ship it here, I will run a full diagnostic on it LOL
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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mine has 1000k's on clock and sounds great, no unusual sounds from engine? maybe you are making the sound louder by looking for it?? take it back to the dealer if you think it is an issue??
yeah, i'm going to bring it by the dealer this weekend and take a listen to another r1 and see if their is a difference
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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If you ship it here, I will run a full diagnostic on it LOL
FULL diagnotic definatly needed
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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got same problem also when i start the bike some very weird noise is coming from top end.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #8
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I hear the same thing on mine. You can't hear the sound with earplugs. I have noticed I have only heard it while the engine was cold or in the warm-up phase. I need to remember to list for it in the middle of the next long ride I go on to see if it is an engine warm-up sound/issue.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:55 AM   #9
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:43 AM   #10
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It definately sounds like the it is coming from the valvetrain area. It is in line with the revs the bike is running at. I can't really hear it past 7K while riding (primarily due to wind noise in my helmet).
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:37 PM   #11
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yeah, i'm going to bring it by the dealer this weekend and take a listen to another r1 and see if their is a difference
How did you go?
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #12
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It's just the infamous yamaha ticking.. Everyone I know that has a yamaha has that ticking sound.. My 07 r6 had the same ticking noise.. My 09 just started doing the same.. Mhhh I wonder what it is..
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:32 PM   #13
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mine has it as well. my 06 also had it. it is famous
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #14
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How did you go?
didn't get a chance to go this weekend but will prob go 2morrow since i'm off. from the replies seems like it is probably the usual "yamaha ticking " that other people have noticed on theirs. want to point out that the ticking or clicking noise isn't much noticable when the engine is cold but then starts to get louder as the engine temp go up, so has something to do with thermal expansion i guess, but probably normal. just posted this cause i don't have any ticking on my 2002 r1.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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Mine started doing that after my second track session of the day which was somewhere around 30-50 miles on the clock. I changed the oil at 100 miles to Motorex semi-synthetic and the clicking went away. On my way back from Daytona Beach I was stuck in shit traffic, idling on the freeway in 80 degree ambient temps but the bike was hovering at 215 degrees and the clicking came back. So its simply just a function of oil thinning due to heat and the breakdown of the oil's hydraulic stability. I changed to Royal Purple today and the clicking sound is gone. I have used Royal Purple in every vehicle I have ever owned and it has always made more power with a greater hydraulic stability than anything else, even at elevated sustained rpm. RP has also dropped engine operating temps on some engines as much as 30 degrees in oil temps! There was a substantial difference between shifting ease when changing from the factory fill to the Motorex and now the difference is even greater with the RP.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:56 PM   #16
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Mine started doing that after my second track session of the day which was somewhere around 30-50 miles on the clock. I changed the oil at 100 miles to Motorex semi-synthetic and the clicking went away. On my way back from Daytona Beach I was stuck in shit traffic, idling on the freeway in 80 degree ambient temps but the bike was hovering at 215 degrees and the clicking came back. So its simply just a function of oil thinning due to heat and the breakdown of the oil's hydraulic stability. I changed to Royal Purple today and the clicking sound is gone. I have used Royal Purple in every vehicle I have ever owned and it has always made more power with a greater hydraulic stability than anything else, even at elevated sustained rpm. RP has also dropped engine operating temps on some engines as much as 30 degrees in oil temps! There was a substantial difference between shifting ease when changing from the factory fill to the Motorex and now the difference is even greater with the RP.
i thought it might of been the oil, so you're probably right, i'll change it out and see if it helps, thanks
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Take that shit to MotoCafe and get them to change the oil to RP.
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I changed to Royal Purple today and the clicking sound is gone. I have used Royal Purple in every vehicle I have ever owned and it has always made more power with a greater hydraulic stability than anything else, even at elevated sustained rpm. RP has also dropped engine operating temps on some engines as much as 30 degrees in oil temps! There was a substantial difference between shifting ease when changing from the factory fill to the Motorex and now the difference is even greater with the RP.

Amen brutha!! RP is going into my 09

Loved it in my 07!!
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Amen brutha!! RP is going into my 09

Loved it in my 07!!
There simply is no better oil, period. The funny thing is that the big oil companies all over the Gulf Coast use Synerlec based products rather than their own for all lubricating machines such as compressors. It is in this extreme area that Synerlec has proven to have greater hydraulic properties for protection against wear than any other lubricating product available. I hear they do it by reducing Oompa Loompas on the Willy Wonka machine so they can help push your rotating assembly around and keep it from hitting any other surfaces with direct contact.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:17 AM   #20
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yama-tick, don't worry....noisy valvetrain...
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