2021 Yamaha RMAX 2 XT-R 1000
I agree. If ALL these machines had internal or trans issues with these noises, there would be MANY MORE failures I believe. What I don't understand is why Yamaha hasn't figured this out, I am sure they are aware of it and they are not dumb, they must know they are taking a big hit with their reputation because of these issues.I have spent the last two weeks riding in all sorts of temps and terrain. My noise is similar, however in my case I really believe it is something loose hitting something else. It is definitely frequency related. There are points in the rpms where it stops and points where it starts again. I think I did about 500 miles and it ran amazingly well. I have no concerns that it is a failure waiting to happen. I will be tearing her down next month to service cvt and will be looking for a cause at that point. Like in the video it sounds like it's coming from in front of the engine under the console.