Rattling sound from engine at mid-speed - 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 17
Rattling sound from engine at mid-speed

Hey guys,

didn't think I would have to post here again, but I am experiencing some weird sounds. When I go around 50-60 KM/h (I don't know if it changes at faster speeds as I don't go on the highway yet), it sounds like a rattling, and almost like paper rubbing against itself. It is very hard to hear over the wind, to be fair.

I am still in my break in period.
I have 200 KM total.
It is worth noting I had my front wheel come off the ground by accident when trying to rev :^) I am hoping this didn't damage anything

Could anyone provide some insight on what this sound could be? Also, should I be taking it to the mechanics?

Thanks guys

AES is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 06:52 PM
Super Moderator
czrlaker's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Location: El Centro, CA
Posts: 261
Check your chain. Mine was making a weird noise because it was loose.
czrlaker is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2017, 01:31 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 134
Originally Posted by czrlaker View Post
Check your chain. Mine was making a weird noise because it was loose.
due to strong engine braking the chain can stretch if consistently excessive engine braking is applied.
1. Try not close the throttle quickly, do it gradually.
2. Apply a little brake at the same time when closing throttle. so not to overstress the chain.
Shamsul Kamal is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Popping Sound on Deceleration Cozman Engine Discussions 4 06-10-2017 09:17 AM
Check engine mount torque Shamsul Kamal Engine Discussions 4 05-28-2017 08:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome