My mom has a 2003 EX500 with a loud ticking/slapping sound that I cannot figure out. She believes the noise is mostly in the crankcase, but in my opinion it is more near the top of the engine. When I do the 'screwdriver to the ear' test it seems loudest at the exhaust rocker arms, though...
I just recently did spark plugs, kn air filter, oil, carb rebuild, and seafoam.
Bike is 2006 with 8500miles.
The left cylinder pops when the bike is leaned to the right.
Is this something serious or just the normal pop I've heard on this forum that the bike has? YouTube.com
I have a 2006 EX500 with less than 5,000 mi on it. I just got it about 2 weeks ago so I've been doing a lot of the maintenance on it. Changed oil and oil filter, changed spark plugs, cleaned spark plug boots and clipped wires, new air filter, adjusted the pilot screws and synced the carbs...