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Developed a new sound today

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yamahappy74
Or maybe it was yesterday when I washed my bike, but since I didn't ride it after, I don't know. What I do know is that I took it out today and now, aside from the normal chain noise, I hear this kind of plastic rubbing or clicking sound, very rapid, almost like exhaust or a card in spokes. I can't tell where it's coming from yet, although when I looked, I discovered that my chain is very loose. My hypothesis is that it's so loose that it's rubbing the chain guide or guard, though I'm not sure why that would happen within the last few days. I haven't ridden in a couple of weeks and the only thing I've done to it since then is wax the chain, wash it, and apply that tire paint. I guess I'll tighten up the chain tonight and see if that helps.

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yamahappy74
I don't think the chain is the issue. Upon measuring it, it wasn't as loose as I had thought originally. I'm wondering if maybe it's resonance with some of the plastic. It doesn't happen when I'm sitting still, only when I get moving, which is why I was thinking it was chain related and not engine. I'm hoping that I maybe I just moved something while washing that is now touching a part that vibrates at speed.

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Allan
From what you describe, it sounds like a noise that many members, including myself, have experienced with this bike. Here are some other threads on it.
http://fz07.org/thread/3405/trying-describe-noise
http://fz07.org/thread/2992/rattling-jingling-sound-left-side
http://fz07.org/thread/388/metal-rattle
As far as we can tell, it is completely normal and hasn't affected the bike in any negative way, so you should be fine.

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hobbs
Maybe pull the front sprocket cover to inspect behind it. I had a rock get wedged in there once. Rubbed a little half moon in to the rock, and it was making noise in the process.
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