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Clicking or loudingd ticking noise when started and quiets down a little when warm. someone told me it might be a cam chain tensioner but I hope its just need the valves adjusted

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I think I would start with the valves.It sounds like they need to be adjusted to eliminate the play on a cold atart up.A worn chain tensioner doesn't care if its hot or cold.Do an oil change on the bike as well,the valves might be hanging up a bit.happy riding

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