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I have a 2004 R1 with about 16000 miles. I recently had it serviced and the repair guy told me that my cam chain seemes to be making more noise than it should. He said though that he never saw one go that early so it might be the tensioner. While reading up on the improvements on the 2006 R1 it says they redesigned the cam chain tensioner, which got me thinking there might be a problem with the old design. Anyone else out there have this problem? it sounds like a loud rattle or if your drive chain was really loose, that would be comparable. Anyway if it is the cam tensioner, wouldn't it be covered my yamaha's extended warranty? its not a standard wear and tear item like a clutch. Any thought??
 

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rgwebster3 said:
I had a cam chain tensioner go out on my 04. Took it to the dealer because it sounded like a rattle or if you shook a can of bolts. It would go away after riding but then if you stopped the bike and turned it off for a few minutes and then restarted it, the noise would be back. I guess by driving it, it built the hydraulic pressure back up on the tensioner. Anyway, they replaced it under warranty.
Thanks thats good news i was hoping it would be covered. unfortunatley mine doesn't go away. when your riding it you really cant hear it over the exhaust, but when sitting at a light or standing next to it its pretty loud. sounds like a lose drive train chain. they are trying to tell me it could possibly be an exhaust leak but i find that hard to believe.
 
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