hey guys ! put 200 miles on mine today , beautiful twisting southern Ohio roads . I noticed that my valve train was appearing to get a little louder. Haven't heard another 109r run , is mine the only one or is it a 109r thing ?
It's not a 109 thing, it's a SUZUKI thing. My 2000 vz800 makes the exact same sounds. Don't worry, the 800 has almost 70,000 miles on it now and has never missed a beat. In fact , my wife has been chasing me around on it as I break in the 109.
High Performance engines = noisy valvetrains in most cases. Most hyper sportbikes sound like that, and keep in mind you don't have fairings to insulate the noise. You should hear my Buell XB-12 and ZX-10R, sounds like they're coming apart half the time