Trying to Troubleshoot a clacking sound from front piston exhaust pipe
I have a 2006 Vages with 10,000 miles on it . And there was a very faint clacking sound coming from the front exhaust pipe when I bought the bike. But now that I have put 5000 more miles on the it , it seems a little louder to the point it bothers me .
And Iím trying to find out what is causing this sound . I check the oil psi , 80 psi , check the front cam spring adjuster ,it look good not frozen up. And I check for a loose baffle inside the front pipe. The sound itís not consistent like a valve tapping with the RPMs of the motor itís more of an inconsistent clack clack and then it stops for 2 or 3seconds and does it again . This sound also fades as the motor heats up .
Could this sound be piston slap ?