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Is the enginesuppose to make noise like a tapping sound just got the bike and not use to noise from engine bike runs fine has 21000 miles on it plenty of oil in it and well taken care of

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The Vol/C50 has had its engine referred to as the "angry sewing machine" for the valve noise, which is normal. If you do not know if the valves have been adjusted recently, it would be a good idea to do so. Fortunately, a noisy engine may be closer to sped than one that is too quiet- if the exhaust valve are too tight, you can burn one in time. A louder, clunking noise from the lower side case maight indicate and early demise for the cam chain tensioner, which has been a problem for some people. My '05 is right at 32K, with no problems at all.

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