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Engine tapping The engine gets a tapping sound once it's warmed up. Slight acceleration or increase in idle and it's gone. Doesn't matter if it's in neutral or not. Theres no power loss that I can feel and I believe it's a very strong bike for it's size. Bike only has 6000 miles on it. It had this issue when I purchased it with only 1800 miles on it. Could this be a valve or chain tensioner issue? Or is it just the way these engines run?

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