Sometimes I think I'm just paranoid, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask.
The noises my 250's engine is emmiting has me worried. A couple of weeks ago, durring cold morning starts, the engine would let out this perplexing and worry-inducing sound. Immagine mowing the lawn, running over a bolt (or some chunk of metal), and the sound that the bolt makes as it strikes the blades. A really sharp and quick metalic clang. I start the bike up, and as it's idling, every once in a while, CLANG! This doesn't happen durring every startup. But once the engine would warms up, the sound doesn't happen anymore. Did something in the crankcase or gearbox break off? Is that possible? Also, just recently (day before yesturday), the engine would let out a little metallic tap every time a cylinder fired. This sound is like a tap of a pen on a metal table, and only happens once the engine warms up.
This shit has me worried. The bike's 1.5 months old, and has only 1800 miles on it. This can't be time for engine problems, can it? I've been giving it early oil changes.
I'd take it to the dealer for them to take a look at it, but I don't wanna sit around while they pick their ass for 3 hours, charging me $80/hr. Any ideas? Suggestions? Thanks.