I know what valve tick is but deeper engine noise since new?
Hi, 1st time posted just found this site today. Ive heard about it but this is the 1st time Ive found it.
I have an 08 1100 v-star I got it brand new and have put 3600 miles on it. As a matter of fact Im doing my 3rd oil change today and am going to switch to a thicker M1 oil. IIRC I used 10w 40 mobile 1 v twin oil last time around December 08 I dident get to ride to much last year glad I dident since we had a few huge hail storms and my bike would have been sitting outside at work.
Anyway since day 1 Ive had a deep knock on accel and cruise at higher speed under slight load. I spoke to the dealer they said it was normal engine noise for these bikes. Its that true? I do have a valve tick now when the engine warms up which isnt a biggie I checked the lash at 2k and it was in spec. Its just this deeper noise that has me concerned.
any suggestions would be great at least put my mind at ease.
2008 V-Star Silverado 1100. K&N filter, airbox mod passenger floor boards, all light visors, ISO grips, Cobra slash cut mufflers, Saddleman touring seat/ tourpack. Lots of little extras.