520 EXC Noise

I just bought a 2000 520 EXC. When I start it cold it makes a loud klacking noise. It sounds like valves. It stops soon after(about 10secs.) Is this normal?

I rode it this past weekend and love it.

It may need to have it's valves adjusted. Let us know if that cures it.

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John Brunsgaard

jejb@att.net

01 400 EXC, 99 250 EXC (gone), 99 200 EXC, 98 125 EXC, 98 380 MXC (long gone)

i would take it back straight to the dealer and tell them cause if it aint the valves then it could be something that could cause big damage ie - clogged oil line or filter. If u continue to ride it they might void any warranty claim cause u didnt have it looked at straight away.

I assumed since it's a 2000 bike, it was used and, therefore, out of warranty long ago. If it is indeed a new bike, I agree with Trickster.

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John Brunsgaard

jejb@att.net

01 400 EXC, 99 250 EXC (gone), 99 200 EXC, 98 125 EXC, 98 380 MXC (long gone)

Thanks for your replies. My previous bike was an XR400 and I think that I was worried for no reason. It does sound very diferent from my Honda. I now have more time on it and have had others listen to it. It seems fine.

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