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Timing chain strech/noises on a DR350SE?

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Hi all,

Been a while since I last wrote. I put her down on an old FM road on the way back home; some lady didn't see me cause the sun, and I woke up in the ER. I'm okay, the bikes okay, and I got done working out the quarks from the wreck. I don't remember if this has anything to do with the wreck, but now I notice a noise coming from the engine that isn't retorical or rythamatic. It's like a click, clack, tap, tick kinda noise. The bike only has 2,500 miles on it, and it's a 97 350SE. I adjusted the valves the other day, and they were almost within spec. This didn't change the noise in the engine.

It makes me wonder if the timing chain is streched, and slapping against the guide. I was thinking about pulling out the tensioner, and seeing if it can come any further out, but just wanted to run this by ya'll and see if anyone else has experienced a loose chain making noise. It seems to disappear once the engine is warmed up, and you've been out for a ride.

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