Looking for others who own Sportys in NW Ohio to get together so I can compare your bike to mine.
I have a 2011 XL1200C and I think the engine is excessively noisy the dealer said it is normal. But I would like to compare my bike to other Sportsters before I start pressing the issue.
I know these engines are noisy, but the only way I can ride it and enjoy it is by wearing ear plugs
I just can't imagine that a company like Harley could find this kind of mechanic noise acceptable on a production motorcycle.
Any way just like to check out a couple other Sportys to make sure.
Yep I have the factory service manual.
Yep, the dealer didn't feed you any bull. Sportsters make all sorts of wonderful noises. When it stops making those noises, then you have a problem. You think your bike is noisy, you should hear my 69 FLH, it sounds like it's ready to come apart. If you wanted a quiet bike you bought the wrong one. Just enjoy it and ride the h*ll out of it.
I have an 07 1200c and it's a bitchy little babe....like hoggy said...they are all noisy. If your close to Canton someday...let me know...we'll get together at QSL for bike night...my buddy also has a 2010 1200L...
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