- May 25, 2015
I've only had my USA SE for a week and have just over 300 miles on the clock. I had this bike on order for 51 months so was very excited to finally receive it. From the first start up at the dealers I was concerned about the rattle from the primary - the dealer convinced me to just put the break-in miles on and things should quiet down, and order some of his mufflers so the motor could breathe (or maybe to hide the noise?). However, it's just getting worse, and when everything gets hot after 30 or so miles of riding, it sounds like a knock. It's much worse with the clutch lever released and spinning the mainshaft, so my concern is that maybe it's in the gearbox rather than the clutch. If it was on one of my other bikes, I'd say it sounds like something was about to go! Bike runs strong and seems quiet and normal above about 3k revs, but then there is too much noise to hear much. If I wasn't 700 miles from the dealer I'd take it in, but for now I'm on my own. I'm an experienced rider and owner of several bikes both old and modern, so I am not paranoid. Any ideas or thoughts from anyone?