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Vstrom 2012 first service (1000k)

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by zol, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Picked up my bike today after the first service, I noticed some noise (continuous chain) under load around the front sprocket from 2nd gear and up, only went up to 4 so far. Apparently the chain was only adjusted and lubed. Am I being paranoid or should I leave it to settle a bit? Would the sound vary between tensions? Not if too tight or too loose but a mm here or there.

  2. chain shouldnt 'rattle', take it back
  3. Is there any pre checks to do before hand? just check the chain tension? is a rattle cause by a loose chain?
  4. mate, new bike? take it back to them, if they say normal ask for another bike to see if it makes the same noise
  5. I didn't take the bike to where I purchased it from, anyway, I'll see how things go tomorrow.
  6. Well I took it back, apparently the noise is normal, I think it's a noise that the mechanic is used to and that I guess the "honey moon" period is over once you reach the first service and things get re-lubed/tightened and things just get noisier.