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    hello everyone

    since yesterday, a new noise appeared from my engine after 5-10 mins of riding




    My mechanics said it wasn't worrying him, but still, never ever heard this noise from previous f800's

    Should I worry?

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    I agree with your mechanic. I didn't hear anything to worry about.

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    Sounds normal to me.
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    Sounds like a sewing machine full of marbles, that’s means it’s fine.

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    I don't hear anything odd, but it might be helpful if you describe the noise you are referring to? What does the new noise you are worried about sound like?

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    I'm with sharkerty...and the others. I thought it sounded normal, but could be missing what you're hearing. Can you describe it?

    Sometimes when we hear or feel something "new", we then begin thinking the bike is falling apart. When in fact, it was there all along and we just didn't notice it before. I wonder if that isn't what you're experiencing.

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    What are you hearing? Change of helmets or even the visor can make a difference in the sound,,.
    Sound recordings don't to a very accurate job of replicating sound of a motorcycle,,. Those exhaust note samples never do the actual sound justice,,.
    I get a buzz at 6000 rpm that sound more like a vibration then something from the engine, I have never found the source and notice its seems to vary from day to day!!

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    Is the noise that you can hear (and are worried about) present in that sound clip? Cos you mention after 5-10 mins of riding but that clip is only 20 secs long..... But it sounds OK to me.

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