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Noise from engine a rattle - 1991 Suzuki DR 350 S

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    when do u hear this?

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Does it sound like a chain rattle if so could be either cam chain tensioner needs replacing or even the cam chain itself is the noise bad because all chain driven cam engines make some noise

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