So uhh, I'm hearing a strange engine noise from my 05 sporty 1200c.
It wasn't there last week, but I haven't really changed anything about the bike, and didn't beat on it or anything, just riding regularly.
This is my first Harley, but not my first motorcycle, and I know that these bikes are a little on the loud side, but I don't think i'm supposed to not hear a noise one week, and then hear one the next. (...duh)
My regular mechanic told me to stop being a pussy and just ride the thing. He said Harley's are noisy, and that this noise isn't something to be concerned about. Then again, he's also a very old school dude who's used to dealing with old irons and shovels and shit...
So I decided against my better judgment and took it to my local neighborhood stealer. The kids there wasn't certified, said he heard some noise coming from the primary case (even thought it's not) and said it could be a bunch of different things.
So at the end of the day, I decided to come home, take a video of it, and post it on the internets to let you all decide.
is this sound normal? listen closely.. it's like, a metallic ticking... it's there at idle, and then increases as throttle is applied.