+1 On the noises. The humming/whining that is most pronounced when pulling under load, like say from 40mph in 5th, is coming from the balancer gear in front of the stator on left side. It runs through the engine and the weight is on the right side. It is noisey.Not really quieting anything down, but a little quiter for me on 20w 50 when I run that. But the tappets are right up there on top just under the tank and they're solid plus you have the reeds for the air induction that we marble, they chatter too. I'm afraid it's just a noisy engine, but be on the lookout for a whine coming from the lower left of the engine where the Stator is.
Oh, and I'm on full synthetic, Mobil1 Vtwin oil. No friction modifiers in it and it's marked for engine, tranmission and clutch on the bottle.
What? You left out the spritely melodies of the transmission whine!Gentlemen, Gentlemen, Gentlemen your sitting on top of a machine that is forged from metals, now why on earth would you think they would make any noise??? LoL I too worried at first until someone pointed this out to me. I've ridden about every brand out there and they all clang and clatter because the engine is out in the open and you sit on top of it. I realized I either had to get used to it or buy a bicycle.... I got used to it. But having said that and after 20k plus miles of highways and byways without any problems on the 900 I will know if any new sounds arise and will then check them out and maybe worry but for now I'm enjoying the ride and the clicks, clangs and clatters. Just Ride!!!!
PS I run Mobil 1 10W 40 Full Synthetic in mine.
Yea, great stuff. It just makes everything work better and its cheap for a synthetic. The tranny loves it. The engine is smoother. Been using it in a 900 since 2013 and works great.Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 synthetic in my VN900, is JASO-approved for motorcycle use.