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Lately I have noticed a fast paced clicking sound at idle when I start my FZ09. The sound seems to go away as the bike warms up. It's most noticeable from the bottom, towards the front on the left side.

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thanks everyone -- i know its probably a standard newb question, but I had to do it.

I've owned two V-Twin cruisers before this, so my learning curve for this bike has increased significantly
 

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Same here on the left side near the bottom. Funny thing is the CCT is on the right side in the middle... You guys still think its the CCT?
 

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Yea, oil will bleed out of it after it sits. Has to pump back up. Should hear some of the new benzs cct. Sounds like skeletons f*ckin on a tin roof on cold start lol
 

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Same here on the left side near the bottom. Funny thing is the CCT is on the right side in the middle... You guys still think its the CCT?
I have a similar sound and I know it's not the CCT-way different noise. Mine is kinda front, leftish side around the area of the headers it's most noticeable. To my ears, it almost sounds sort of like a small exhaust leak/ticking sound, but still have stock exhaust and I don't feel any exhaust escaping. This bike has a very unique set of sounds that none of my previous bikes ever had-most good, some questionable...
 

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Whatever it is, it seems to be related to oil wash or pressure. Once the oil has a chance to circulate the sound goes away... mine's the same way.
 

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I have a similar sound and I know it's not the CCT-way different noise. Mine is kinda front, leftish side around the area of the headers it's most noticeable. To my ears, it almost sounds sort of like a small exhaust leak/ticking sound, but still have stock exhaust and I don't feel any exhaust escaping. This bike has a very unique set of sounds that none of my previous bikes ever had-most good, some questionable...
Ya know, it has me looking for an exhaust leak where the header meets the head every time I start it. We definitely have the same noise.
 

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Ya sure it aint just the injectors ticking? I can always hear a faint injector tick down at the headers................
I can hear the tick of the injectors intermixed with a kind of 'chuh chuh chuh' noise, although there's videos on the ol interweb of 09's with stock exhaust idling that have the same sound-probably normal. Just wierd. Maybe Yamaha should have included a video manual of the normal noises to expect from the bike, lol...
 

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I started riding on an old air-cooled Kawi, so I learned not to sweat the little noises... ;)
 
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