My bike's tappet noise becomes much high after riding it for 4-5 kilometres so one of my mechanic told me to install adjustable pushrod which basically comes with royal enfield old models. My question is what should be done. Can my mechanic's suggestion solve tappet noise issue?

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    What year is your bike? Jan 4, 2017 at 15:52
  • @DucatiKiller 2015 Jan 4, 2017 at 16:14
  • Shouldn't this still be under warranty? It should be within the time constraints, but possibly not the distance (2yr/20,000km). If it is, you should take it to the dealer and get it looked at. Jan 4, 2017 at 17:36
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 They are not accepting noise as problem but saying me that it happens in every royal enfield bike and i think they are not that much educated about engine but just learners Jan 4, 2017 at 18:23
  • The dealership is saying this to you? Is there a different dealership which you can take the bike to? Might be in the next town over, but you shouldn't be limited to where you usually take the bike. If it's still under warranty, you want to let the manufacturer fix it. Jan 4, 2017 at 18:25

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Tappet noise is a "feature" provided in RE Classic 350. It doesn't do any harm as such, except for annoying the rider/owner of the bike.

To answer your question, Yes, it is possible to swap the tappet rods. RE recalled Himalayan few months ago to swap these tappet rods. Check with your service center to see if you can get the same tappet rods installed. Basically, they're longer than your usual tappet rods and they have a groove on them.

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