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Bike has 25000 miles when you start it it has a kind of mechanical sound that just started i thought the starter but the more i think about it i suspect the timing chain i almost never really abuse the bike. how long should the timing chain last problem i now live in the dominican republic so no factory dealers or mechanics here i have to do the work myself

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Normaly timing chains last for aprox 30,000 miles. it is possible that the cam chain tensioners are sticking. you would also be better off giving the bike some serious throttle at times as this stops the adjusters from sticking, my advice would be to take it out for a ride and giving it some redline action for a while then listen for the noise if its any better or worse,if worse replace camchain and tensioners together...hope this helps

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