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Old September 15th, 2019, 12:40 AM   #1
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Cant sleep so heres my new bike update. So I fell into a 2017 ninja 300 recently. The guy who owned it passed away unfortunately and his wife was looking for a quick sale, someone threw my name out there and it was a good deal so I bought it. Had a little over 500 miles on it but it was very low on oil (had to tip it past vertical to see on sight glass, always good to keep the oil low during break in) with a little top end noise. This is something I learned to ignore on my pregens, but I'm wondering if these 300s are also a bit noisy or if I should look into getting some valvetrain work done. Obviously I did an oil/filter change as soon as I got it home. So far we've had 700 problem free miles. It's nice having 17" wheels and fuel injection again
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Old September 15th, 2019, 06:33 AM   #2
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I thought he was in Australia, but then I read his location, so you're probably right that it's just upside down.

Welcome to the board Jake! I'd better let the 300 guys comment on the noise. I have an '05. I doubt if the slightly low oil level caused a problem though. The rider would have seen a bright red light on the instruments cluster if the oil had gotten truly low. When mine gets low in the sight glass and I brake really hard, the light will come on briefly. It's very obvious!
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Old September 17th, 2019, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thanks, it's oriented correctly in my gallery I'm not sure the confusion. I blame my Wal-Mart bargain smartish phone.
I looked at some of the older "help my bike is making a weird noise" threads and someone suggested the cct is potentially the issue. I had one go bad on an f4i I had which sounded much different to me. It sounds like valve tick or possibly an exhaust leak to my novice ear. Not bad though just enough for me to notice.
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