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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Hullhorr View Post
Mobil 1 is a Synthetic Oil I believe. Your bike is likely running the HD 20W/50 non synthetic so I wouldn't mix them.
you can mix them without any ill effects.

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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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On cold mornings mine will tick until it warms up. After that I don't hear it. Hope they find the problem for ya!

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 05:23 PM
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My 2013 RGU with 750 miles on it also has a slight tick, but Ithink its just Harley. I will mention it also at the 1000 mile service. I am also thinking its the break in oil which is not synthetic, but I also hear a slight ticking on my hard tail 113 S&S.
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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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I would know way describe mine as slight.

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 07:45 AM
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My guess is lifter bleed down. I had it on my 11 Road king and got it to stop by changing to Mobil 1 synthetic. My new RGC does it on cold start up for a couple of seconds then quits, sounds like yours is worse than mine. I would try a good syn oil to see if it helps. Trying to duplicate the sound for a dealer is a problem for me and I am not sure that I want them to tear into mine anyway. Good luck and please post up what you figure out.
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