U can also get a knock at startup for about 15 seconds in really cold weather when the oil is thick and cold. Should go away almost immediately though after startup.
I have a 2009 Raider, If the bike has been sitting any length of time the engile knocks when it is first started up, afetr about 15 seconds it goes away. I also have 2 2010 Raider S models that don't do the same. My raider S model is a 2010 with about 4500 miles, The Raider 2009 has about 1500 miles, almost new. Anyone have some ideas?
Agreed Capt. If you do get a dealer that wants to blow you off, contact a Star rep, they're located in CA and were very helpful. Have your vin # ready and pump them for information, they're quite rightous.
Agree with the lifter issue and it should be an easy fix if you find a shop that won't give you crap about it. It's not like it's an unknown issue and why any shop would argue against it is beyond me.