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post #11 of 26 Old 11-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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I confirmed the oil level was near the full mark
Engine off and bike standing upright, right?

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post #12 of 26 Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 PM
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From what I see in your video, it looks like the oil level is full when the engine is running. There should be none or very little visible in the sight glass with the engine running. The oil level should be checked with the engine off, on level groung with the bike balanced upright.

I also had the clicking sound after my first oil change, after riding about 100km and sitting in the garage for two days it went away.
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Mine is a 2011 so different engine but try pulling in and holding the clutch and see if the noise changes/disappears?? Actually I had my 600 mile service done at the dealer and when completed made a road trip to of a few hundred miles over two days. I started hearing a knocking like noise after returning home and have had it since. Like others I've finally been able to ignore it....still don't like it but accept it as part of the bikes "personality". In any case, I've noticed, on my bike, it seems to be quieter when I pull in the clutch cable and hold it. In neutral on the center stand (or side stand I suppose), it's the loudest. However, like mentioned above, I'd take it in to the dealer if it really concerns you. Of course, when I made my next oil change myself I learned the dealer had the drain plug so loose I could unscrew it with my fingers. Last time I ever returned for service since I've not needed it in over 16000 miles with the help of folks here.

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From what I see in your video, it looks like the oil level is full when the engine is running. There should be none or very little visible in the sight glass with the engine running. The oil level should be checked with the engine off, on level groung with the bike balanced upright.

I also had the clicking sound after my first oil change, after riding about 100km and sitting in the garage for two days it went away.
I will check this tomorrow. When I changed the oil and the filter, I added 2 1/4 quarts and then started the engine to pull oil into the filter. I then turned it off and topped off the oil via the sight glass. The capacity is 2.9 quarts, and that is what I added.
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post #15 of 26 Old 11-22-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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I re-checked the oil level and yes, I over filled it a little. I drained it to the proper level. Rookie mistake by changing my oil in a semi-level location in lieu of a perfectly flat location and by topping off the oil.
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Had same issue after firs service at 1000km, now I have over 2200km and the noise disappear.

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post #19 of 26 Old 11-30-2012, 04:59 AM
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ive had this clicking noise from new ...was told at the dealer "they all do that " so my next service going to go to a different suzuki dealer to see if its "ok" before the warranty runs out ....it seems to be coming from the front of the engine as i pull away from standstill ..sounds just like a loose tappet & goes after 2th rpm ..it also sounds a lot quieter as the engine gets hotter ...been told its just "end float" on the cam .....

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I re-checked the oil level and yes, I over filled it a little. I drained it to the proper level. Rookie mistake by changing my oil in a semi-level location in lieu of a perfectly flat location and by topping off the oil.
So how is now, same noise still?
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