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I'd noticed a light throttle knock in this which is one reason I bought another bike.

It's always been a bit of a rattler, these things are well known for sounding like a can of rocks from new so it's a bit tricky to internet diagnose the problem.

I intended to sort my license test on this and sell it 

I rode it for the first time in a while the other day and the rattle had not healed itself, and sounded worse, probably because the new bike is so quiet and I'm used to that one now


I had a look in the oil filter and there was a bit of sparkly stuff in it...

I didn't want to sell it knowing there was a potential for it to chernobyl shortly after selling it so I thought I'd have a look and fingers crossed it was something easy like just a top end rebuild. 


Based on the peppering of shit on the front side of the piston and very slight up and down movement in the big end of the rod I think the bearing /crank is goosed 


Sucks as it's only done 20,000km  


Not sure what I'll do yet.  I don't really want to spend heaps of time and effort on it when I don't intend on keeping it 






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I haven't noticed it smelling rich, but i have noticed with the stock high pipes that my backpack got a bit of exhaust smell in it and the number plate is slightly stained 

I have read people's posts on forums saying the same thing , getting stinky fumes especially in traffic  


Does yours use lots of fuel? 

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