Cause of noise in engine found
I recently posted a thread asking about removal of the access covers to adjust my rockers. I adjusted them and still no difference, still noisy as hell.
The noise was definately coming from the head area so I was at a loss as to what else it could be - then I took the head and cylinder off for a closer look and this is what I found.
The piston on the right is a spare I have to compare against.
Needless to say the cylinder is a bit of a mess and will need to be re-bored to be used again.
The weird thing is the bike wasn't hard to start or bad to ride it was just noisy.
I guess it was caused due to lack of lubrication - I had less than half the amount I should have had in the engine
Moral of the story is keep an eye on your oil level.