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We had a saying when I was working at a small boat place. Folks would come in with a motor making some undefinable (and unlocatable) noise. We'd tell them to run it until something broke, then we could fix it.

I'd run the motor until it gives you a real indication of trouble. You said the motor isn't as old as the bike; maybe you're the first one in a while to rev it, and you managed to shake loose some of the new bearing babbitt or other break-in debris that's been laying about the motor.

I'm a veteran of the Navy's old Preventive Maintenance System, where we used to take down operating machinery and electronics and open them up to "inspect" them. I'm convinced we broke a lot of equipment just checking them.

So, "ride it like you stole it!"
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