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Is it me also riding a jap twin which is pretty quiet or are sporties noisy bastards ?
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Is it me also riding a jap twin which is pretty quiet or are sporties noisy bastards ?
You know they are working that way. When they get quiet you know something is wrong lol.
I was the same way when I first bought mine. Was not used to it so I was calling my mechanic constantly thinking something was wrong.
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Like having children in the house....quiet foregoes trouble

They are busy mills, these sportsters
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Hydraulic lifters & pushrods make for a bit more clatter than over head cams. & air cooling, too.
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I heard before I got one they made a lot of noise but it can feel a bit worrying when your not used to hearing all manner of shit going on under you ��
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depends upon what you get used to. i rode a lot of machines and each has a diff sound.
most people judge an hd off non stock exh and you know how that is, but in stock form, they are pretty quite.
where i like hd is the sensation of torque, i drove a suzuki 750, sounded like a singer sewing machine and would get to 100mph and you had no sensation of getting there, but the hd you could feel you butt being pushed back into the seat.
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