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Hi all,

I have a small question. Can you also hear noise (ticking) from the valves or the VVT? Do I have to worry about that? I told my dealer and he said it came from the vvt and that it was normal. But somehow I'm unsure.

Many thanks and greetings

Stefan
 

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Remember there is a lot going on inside your Rev Max
VVT (variable valve timing) is a bike computer program to adjust the timing of your spark in relation to crank shaft/valve position based on load/rpm
For many years I have built racing engines and engines for hot rods ect.
I have heard on a couple different occasions detonation(dieseling) at lower rpm's on my PAS.
Because of the 13:1 compression in the engine, you may hear some valve knocking depending on what fuel you have in your bike. The VVT does take care of most of the valve issues however....
I have discussed this with the service manager at my dealership and he told me to add some octane booster if it is a big problem.
Our fuel in my state is only 91 octane (premium)
I've only heard it a couple times so I haven't bothered with octane booster yet.
Always run the best fuel you can get in your bike. On these engines, that is not an area to go cheap on
 

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Thx for your quick detailed response! Our fuel in my state is 95 octane. It's right, by my bike the noise appears at lower rpm's too. The first service is due in 800 km. I will speak with the technician.
 

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These engines are a bit clattery, at some level it is normal. I have ridden a few bikes with the rev max engine and they all sound similar. Most rider videos online depict the noise as well. Post a video of you riding it and we can help tell you if it's normal or not.
 
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