What The Heck Is That Clicking Noise On My R6!?!?!

My 2006 R6 has about 6000 miles on it and has developed this incredibly irritating clicking noise. I know the noise is directly related to engine RPM because I only here it between 3500 and 6000 RPM. This prompted a furious session of internet research on “clicking R6s”. My research was quite enlightening.

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This is a sweet bike.

The first thing you should know is that they click for a variety of reasons and your should at least let a dealer listen to the click to ensure it is not something malignant (bad). Don’t just really solely on this post.

It turns out there are quite a few things that cause the clicking. I will the list the ones that I know of. Please add your own in the comments section.

1. Chain tensioner. This is normal. There is no maintenance needed.

2. Valves. If your bike is above 12,000 miles you may need a valve adjustment as they can click slightly when out of adjustment.

3. Fuel injectors. This is harmless and normal.

4. Clutch basket. This one a dealer certainly needs to check out. If you have loose items in your clutch basket it will exponentially increase wear and tear internally. Fortunetly a knowledgable mechanic can dignose these problems relatively easily.

If you know of more causes please add!

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