View Full Version : Got a knocking in my XB9r?????

07-04-2007, 05:56 AM
I have an 03 XB9r with 10,000 miles I have only put 900 on it myself. I bought it from a 60 yr old guy that did all the break in and documented everything. But latley I have a knock. Is there a weak point in the 900's?

Well lately I have been running my bike pretty hard.

I went to the drag strip last Friday, and have been doing the whole wheelie thing latley. I only reve the motor to 3500 when I lift the front and at most hit 6000 rpm and not for more than a couple seconds when lifting it 2nd.

My question is, Is the motor that weak that you cant run it hard at all without doing the damage? I run full sythetic oil and it is changed out every 1500-2000 miles. And I just changed it less than 400 miles ago. I dont feel I have been running it into the dirt but is the 900 that weak?


07-04-2007, 06:44 AM
I beat the holy hell out of my 03 XB9R from 5000 to 16,000 miles and never had any engine problems. Many of those miles was hard riding and wheelies.

07-04-2007, 07:09 AM
I guess I will have to strip off the bull**** and ride it without a helmet so I can hear it really good to hear where the noise is coming from exactly.

Other wise I will just drive it into the grownd. No i will bring it somewhere first to cut down on repair costs but I would like to fix it myself if itsnt something internal, but I am sure it is.


01-08-2008, 06:57 AM
i have the same problem get the bike fix because i kept riding mine and now my clucth is gone