xr600 timing chain noise

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is it normal for an xr600 timing chain to make a slapping noise
at low revs? it doesnt do it all the time, the dealer says this
is normal. does the auto. chain adjuster need to be replaced?
 
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You should not hear "slap" at any time coming from the cam chain. A slight whine, yes, but definately no slapping.
 

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Recently, one of my riding partners chain got so lose it jumped tooth and toasted the top end. ( XR280). Reccomend you replace asap.
 

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Originally posted by tavdog
replace both
:) :)
If the tensioner is no longer taking up the slack, the chain is stretched beond its limits, replacement of the chain is overdue.
 
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It has been my experience that when it comes time for a new cam chain, the tensioner is usually pretty grooved and needs to be replaced as well.