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Any dealer can supply new cam chains for the bike. They will often have after-market options available too, that can be a bit cheaper.
Service limits would be listed in a service manual, as well as valve clearances, which would be a good thing to check also as they often cause rattles. A good dealer should be able to tell you what these are too.
I'd suggest taking the bike to a mechanic to change the cam chains if you haven't done it before, the process can be fiddly and it's of dire importance to get the cam timing EXACTLY right when re-assembling to avoid engine damage, especially in a 2-cylinder motor.
only the usaul problems for a bike that age. camchain, listen for any rattling noise from the motor, and also shim adjustment, or valve clearance, and carburetta syncranization. Other than that, they are bullet proof! I had one and put over 180,000 km on it.
When correctly set, the valves can be quite loud on startup on these bikes, sometimes described as the "angry sewing machine". I would prefer that they be to the "loud" side than too quiet, as a tight exhaust valve can cause it to be burned from prolonged contact with the seat. The tensioners have been subject to fail- not universally, but it does happen- and that will be more of a knock from the side case that a rattle. The tensioners are self-adjusting until worn out.
how do you adjust the headlight beam on a xjr1300 naked 2002 bike, is it as simple as undoing the 2 bracket bolts at the sides of the lights and re-setting the lights to a new level ??
currently it seems to be set for riding with a pillion passanger or heavy load at the rear as the lights are set low, no one flashes me even if i ride at night with full beam on !
That rattle if its a piston probably is the piston pin.If your piston were making the noise it would get louder and lock up sooner or later I would not run it until its fixed it will tear up your motor.
yep, a lot more, if oil has been changed when it should. usual soution to this, unless it really is rattling badly, is to go out and give the bike a real good thrashing. that will stretch the chain a tiny bit and allow the cam chain tensioner to move on to it's next click in the ratchet. in other words, unless it sounds like a bag of nails, leavi it alone but keep an ear out for it getting worse, these engines are one of the best about, not like the Honda who haven't yet found out how to make a cam chain tensioner.
possibly but there should be a lock on the chain if think there has to be a way to adjust it id re look the chain and if not id get the dimentions of the chain and look for one on the net but make sure this one has a lock unless it will rattle so much that the lock will fail and the cain will come undone and that could cause one hell of a wreck or a ride bud