Originally Posted by dim22
So I have been very worried lately as new s1000rr owner if I made the right choice. I have been reading on a lot of forums s1000rr engine reliability problems. My bike has a valve ticking noise and another noise that's a bit deeper of a clunk coming still from the top of the engine. The bike is a 2010 with 6k miles on it.
Should I be worried or not? I have 3 months of warranty left.
First start riding the bike....6k miles on 2010. Get on it and ride more.
Has this noise been there since you bought it? It's probably normal noise. These engines are loud up top...you can normaly hear the tapping sounds. and my Engine makes some bad noises when starting in the cold...the oil needs to get up in the engine and on all that metal. These engines are not made from plastic and are not sound proof. In my opininon the modern engines of today tend to be louder in noise then engines of later years mainly because of thinner/lighter wall thicknesses of the components...
However if you seriously feel something just isn't right, take it to the dealer now while you still have it covered. Better safe than sorry. :-)