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My bike is a '12 FLTRX with 4700 miles and was just serviced 200 miles ago. It has stage 1 fuel moto 2-1-2 head pipe & 4" dyno tuned mufflers, power vision tuner. The noise is coming from (i think) the motor near my right foot. I thought it was a heat shield but now i think its coming from the cam chain. It sounds like a constant whine/rattle that i can plainly hear up to 2nd gear even over the radio, until wind noise drowns it out. When I pull in the clutch the noise stops. Id rather not take it back to the dealer if I can help it because its a 250km ride each way and no warranty on bike, and not sure if I should be riding it with this noise.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My bike is a '12 FLTRX with 4700 miles and was just serviced 200 miles ago. It has stage 1 fuel moto 2-1-2 head pipe & 4" dyno tuned mufflers, power vision tuner. The noise is coming from (i think) the motor near my right foot. I thought it was a heat shield but now i think its coming from the cam chain. It sounds like a constant whine/rattle that i can plainly hear up to 2nd gear even over the radio, until wind noise drowns it out. When I pull in the clutch the noise stops. Id rather not take it back to the dealer if I can help it because its a 250km ride each way and no warranty on bike, and not sure if I should be riding it with this noise.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I heard whine which I associate to the primary adjuster when I first got my 2012 and when I swapped the adjuster out it went away.
 

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If your hearing it from the cam chest it could be the hydraulic tensioners. I've heard of some prematurely failing, but not real common.
 
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ide be checking the compesator (or the primary chain tensioner) both are for sh!t on the new bikes
 

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Thanks for the input prodrag. Could you elaborate a bit on why you think it could be either of these, and where to start first. Would it make sense that I never heard It before I put pipes, air filter & tuner? Is it ok to drive the bike at all ? Or straight to the dealer?
 
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