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1981 kz550 noise problem

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I recently discovered a noise that seems to be coming from center of the bike. the sound is kinda like a ticking sound, but more like a ka ka ka or a ta ta ta sound. the bike has good acceleration and aside from this noise it runs very good. the noise only happens when I'm slowing down without braking, like when i'm exiting freeway when i release the throttle(downshift and coast) any response would be very much appreciated.:confused:
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It may be a loose cam chain, and could also be a loose drive chain. It's hard to pinpoint sound sources on a moving bike, so adjust everything that usually needs adjusting first.
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