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does the noise sound like a bunch of marbles in the motor? does the noise go away above 2000 rpm? if so it's probably the primary chain. when was the last time you synced the carbs?
 

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When i had an 83 the local shops here told me that was normal for an 1100..The old saying "they all do it". I didn't have it long enough to figure it out. Got rearended and totalled after only having it a few months. Sounds like crap when taking off from a dead stop.. Like it was pinging really bad.
 

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Thanks for all the Comments, I will check the carburetors. The noise is more of a rattle it mainly happens when I first take off, or if the engine is under strain, like going up a hill in high gear. if I give a little more gas when I take off it doesn't rattle.
 

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It might get better with a carb sync but chances are you will never get rid of it... quite normal for the 1100 at low rpm...
 

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Sounds normal, you need to give it more gas when taking off and feather the clutch. Keep the rpm's up .
 
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