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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
HpJunke wrote:
I have had many bikes over the years including Harley's and I have never heard anything like this. I find it hard to believe that Yamaha designed an engine that sounds this bad and expects everyone to accept it as normal. There has to be something else going on. I respect your collective knowledge of this engine but I don't think I can live with it, if it's "normal". If I can't find a resolution it might be going on Craigslist. Too bad, it a beautiful machine.



Take a listen and see if it helps.
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Welcome I would say I was and prob am a newbie . I know the exact noise u be talkin about. Rattles on pullaway from a stop only does it hot. Wait till it realy gets hot. That was the reason I searched and found this forum. Fist thing I did got new loud pipes. I have 05 midnight had 6500 miles on it allmost 1 yr this week. I now have 18000 miles on it. I've learned to not pay no mind to it mine is bad hot day city traffic my buddy could hear it next to me. These guys are correct its the way the beast is. I personlly think its due to clearence for the pistons and allmost no piston skirt. Mho . I've thought about hc pistons but ill bet it still would do it. Its not valves . Ken
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
HpJunke wrote:
I don't think I can live with it, if it's "normal". If I can't find a resolution it might be going on Craigslist..

It ain't gonna go away, bub.
So... How much Ya want for it?
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Don't listen to these guys... that is not noise! It is music, and the Road Star engine is a veritable orchestra!!!
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Well try what I do don't lug the motor. I stay in 4rth gear till 60 . The only time I sit in 5th below 60 is on flat road 55 and below is luggin the motor that why I think its piston slap. Plus the ceramic coating on the cylnder walls gives it one hell of a harmonic. Ride it 6 months trying not to lug it you'll get used to it. Its funny u sound just like I did. I had the same attitude I can't live with this. But I love this bike me and the wife are taking a 2000 mile round trip to oregon end of next week. I have no worries about the noise. Ken
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Hi HP welcome!! Send your bike to me and I will ride it and compare it to my 03, I'll probably need to keep it the rest of summer for a good comparison test. You'll get used to it! You can't compare it to an HD or any other bike it has it's own sound. Again welcome!!!!

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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  


Well, if you can't tolerate it and decide to go to Craigslist, as we say in Thailand, "Up to you."
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Somebody on here said they run like a swiss jackhammer.
They are almost as reliable as a hammer despite the noise. Like Curt said, don't lug it in fifth gear. 4th gear will wind out around a 100mph before it hits the limiter, use it up. You can run 50 in 5th if your maintaining a steady speed and no hills, but if you have to add throttle there, do it gently or it'll knock.
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
If you are a HP Junkie and decide to get rid of it you are getting rid of one of the torquiest bikes you will ever own. My 05 has a number of mods you can see in my profile. Anyone that has ridden it can't believe the way it runs. It has 75HP and a little over 98lbs TQ which would be more if I had a 2-1 exhaust instead of the short drag pipes. IF you are hell bent to do the valves get with me and I will work with you on how to do it. I was taught by Dean Phelps who is a tech for a Yamaha dealer and owned his own shop for many years. He is also well known in the racing community and races R*'s. I will be glad to work with if you want.
 
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Re:Yet another newbie problem 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
From Madera,Ca. Ken
well ditto,like everyone else it's really noisy and well just get used to it. It's a great bike and you would be missing out on a great ride.
 
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