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still noisy

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So it took me a long time to do, between all the other projects I had going, but I finally finished putting the bike back together after replacing the cam chain. There was some pretty bad wear inside the case from that thing.

Unfortunately, the bike is still noisy. It's pretty decent when the motor is cold, but once it's warmed up, it's still pretty noisy (albeit not as bad as before I did the chain).

I've properly tensioned the chain, and have checked/adjusted the valves (.003 and .004 with the motor stone cold). What else can I do?
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Might your fan simply be rubbing on the shroud?
I'd still want to check the edges of the fan for signs of rubbing. How about the oil pump chain? This is adjustable.

My experience with other engines and woodpecker noises often is a leak in the exhaust header. On a cool engine you can spray with water upon starting to look for the leaky joint.
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