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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I have an '09 Vegas and I have been noticing a faint klack coming from my engine recently. It happens when I am under low power, less than 2500 rpm's. It is not as loud as a first gear transmission engagement, more of a sharp, quiet klack. It doesn't miss and I don't lose any power when it happens. I just did my 500 mile oil change a little over 250 miles ago and went over the bike for a quasi service. I notice it within the first mile or two of riding, after that I don't hear it. Is this just the engine warming up? I start the bike and let the idle stabilize right around 1050 rpm's before taking off every time. Let me know what you guys think.

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Mine has been making the same noise ever since I had the 500 mile service done. Dealer says it is normal. Guess they use a different oil to breake in the motor. I know have about 1600 miles with no change in the noise or engine performance.

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Could your lifters be bleeding down some. What type of oil do you use? A 10w40 may be to thin at startup. Try a 20w50 and see if it doesn't go away.

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Normal, don't worry be happy, and 20-50 is Not the recommended oil weight for our bikes use 20-40 or 10-40.
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use what ever the dealer recomends. I would have to look and see what weight it is. But if changing the oil weigh stopped it I would think some thing is wrong.

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use what ever the dealer recomends. I would have to look and see what weight it is. But if changing the oil weigh stopped it I would think some thing is wrong.
The recommended Victory oil is 20w-40.
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