I ride a 900LT, it still has the "KAWI TICK". I believe, it always will. It also is one of the reasons I like the bike. Unrefined and noisy=lotsa character.
Synthetic oil will "help" immensely......aftermarket pipes will help completely.
2009 VN900 Classic LT.
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).