Lifter noise. My bike does make the lifter noise on start up. I changed the oil a couple weeks ago. Ran with the same oil I have been using(Amsoil 10w-40 motorcycle oil). Glad to report the lifter noise in the morning stops much sooner or does not haven it now as often. So just like some cars/trucks I have owned the good OLD oil seems to help make the lifters a little noisier in my opinion. Now I know I have no real scientific proof just my old ears, and they are not that good ,ha,ha. Anyhow it did make a difference to me. Here are some other facts. Yes I did go a little over 5000 miles on that oil, maybe to 5200 miles, and yes it is a 2011 and it is suppose to be changed at 5000 miles. So next time I may just go 4000 miles. I may also see if I notice at what mileage on the oil that the lifter noise seems to get worse again, time will tell.
Merrry to Christmas to all! On keep the oil alright!
Buckeye, Arizona(USA) 2011 Victory Cross Roads, Black police bag guards, black engine guards, black handle bars, Triumph Tiger mirrors, Triumph hand grips, set speedo/tach back 5" , adjustable timing wheel, Lloyzz Fuel Programmer III & air filter. Modified exhaust, made stock into 2 into 1. MRA windshield, Rotated front fender forward,relocated ignition switch, Bad Ace Fuel Tank Risers, Fat front tire.