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The R6 is my first sport bike. I bought it used with 4,000 miles. It had the ticking noise and I researched it on this site and never worried about. The ticking would come and go while riding. Although this year the ticking is constant. Once the bike warms up I can constantly hear the ticking. Just hoping long term R6 owners will be able to put my mind at ease again.
 

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Mine ticks like a bastard. Ive had my bike for bout 6 months now and has done it everyday. Theres about 20k miles on the bike. Its all good nothing to worry about.
 

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I posted this in another thread but thought it might help. The noise usually comes from the cam chain tensioner or a possible lifter/valve tick. It is not going to hurt the bike, nor cause any long term problems. I have an 05 with about 3k this noise has been present from day one. I use to ride on older 200 which was so quiet I worried about it. The Cam Chain Tensioner can be replaced with an adjustable one. From the factory the Cam Chain has a solid non adjustable spring that over time wears out. Basicly what it does is adjust the tension on the chain. The kits can be bought but are not popular for the R6. This is very popular for the 600RR and older F4i's. Do some research online and I am sure you can find what you are looking for. http://www.cyclewareables.com/pages/cam_chain_tensioners/camchain_tensioners.htm
That is just one place there are dozens online. MY thoughts are these are good in the fact that you can adjust them, but I always like to Stay with OE parts. Just a thought.
 

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I just posted up a new thread about this..

I'm a tiny bit hesitant to ignore it, when I heard it yesterday my first thought was "low oil?", which turned out to be the case.

However, now it's got new oil ( and enough of it ) and it's still ticking. Do yours have a fine mist coming out the exhaust when you start them?
 

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lol - that fine mist coming out of the exhaust when warming up is condensation. It's normal. You'll be seeing that for a while until the night temperature warms up a little closer to day time temperature. Until then, condensation will form over night in the bike after every ride.

You need to listen closely to your ticking to be sure of where it's coming from. If it's the CCT and it bothers you so much - get a new one - they are around $60.
 
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