No, the bike sounded fine, after 120 miles or so, it started to tick loudly.
Broke it in hard, maybe 75-80%. It's not in the rev range but how much strain you put on it. Let's say he loaded her up pretty good without bouncing off the rev limiter. He popped a few wheelies and stuff...
It was bad enough for the dealer to bring her in and tear it up. He ordered a new cam chain tensioner from what I understand.
This is his third R1, had an 03, 06 and this 08. We are by no means novices. I'm an expert mechanic and work on all my own bikes and work proffesionally as a marine mechanic on all kinds of engines, including Yamaha outboards.
Just looking for some insight. My bud is pissed to say the least.
I'm posting up since he is Agentinian and his "engrish be not dad gud" !!
Yamahas have always and a "certain" tick, and it was NORMAL. Having been riding five (5) valve genesis engined bikes for 20years I can say that the light ticking heard mainly when the bike is idling is a normal occurance and nothing to worry about. If it is really LOUD, and u can hear and feel the knock of metal on metal, then it's prob something more than the light "yamatick."