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ive got a 2006 zx6r, from cold start-up there is a ticking/rattling noise from the top end of the engine, almost like a noisy tappet or chain tensioner.
Is there any known faults on these engines?
Does anyone know if the tappets are adjustable and also if the cam chains have hydraulic tensioners?
Any Help would be appreciated.
 

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Yes tappets are adjustable, and I think yours have to be shimmed to get the proper valve lash clearance. If you have a lot of miles on your bike, you are probably hearing valve lash because of normal wear on the valvetrain.
You will need a maintenance manual for the procedure of setting the valves to the proper clearance.
 
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