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I would pull the cam case now but i think you can't do it without the head off.
The heads can stay on but the rocker boxes need to be unbolted so there's no valve spring pressure on the lifters.
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Not to beat a dead horse here.. but one last update on this issue.

Rode about an hour or so today, and no real changes. Noise quiets down when the bike is warm and is only audible when putting load on the engine. The vibration tests Hippy pointed out don't tell me anything, and the noise still sounds like the rear rockerbox area.
The only new thing i learned today is that the right footpeg vibrated alot at highway speeds. Its never done that before.

Anyway, I think i'll have to go full teardown mode as Hippy mentioned, and if so, i'll be doing the hammer 1250 upgrade w/ cams etc.. But now is not the time. Going to eek out a month of riding while i can. Due to personal schedule i wont be around much anyway.

Again, thanks to all who gave me some advice on this. It is appreciated.
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I wish we could have helped more.
If it gets quieter when warmed, it could be an oiling issue.
Noise on load may be timing.
Good luck with it.
Let us know how it works out.
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