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Has anyone else noticed their PanAm getting a progressive louder noise the more it is leaned on curves , and even louder when it's loaded heavy? Thank's
What kind of noise? How does it sounds like? Might it be due to the knobby tires or it's something that could be caused by mechanical parts?

I'm asking because I never noticed it.

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It sounds like a loud sewing machine noise that is louder with bike leaned on curves. I have the on/off tires Harley puts on. Fluids are good in motor and chain is adjusted, guides, and lubed and wheel straight. The screaming eagle street cannon w/o db killer got exhaust sounding great , but this noise is still loud coming from center of bike. Maybe I'm gonna have to get used to it. C
 

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It sounds like a loud sewing machine noise that is louder with bike leaned on curves. I have the on/off tires Harley puts on. Fluids are good in motor and chain is adjusted, guides, and lubed and wheel straight. The screaming eagle street cannon w/o db killer got exhaust sounding great , but this noise is still loud coming from center of bike. Maybe I'm gonna have to get used to it. C
I am afraid I never experienced anything like that and I never heard of anybody else reporting such an issue before (but I might be wrong).

My humble suggestion is to inform HD and, eventually, let one of their mechanics have a ride to confirm the issue.

I wouldn't ignore the issue nor get use to it. It might be something "serious" so, better investigate further.

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I will say, I own a V-Rod and the overhead valve train makes a similar noise. Almost diesel-like clacking. Could just be valve noise bouncing back to you. Other ideas may be axle/wheel bearing, brake part misalignment, or maybe the spoked wheels if you have them.
 

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I've always found bikes to be louder when cornering as the noise bounces off the tarmac and into your ear more.

Just like you hear your chain more when you pass cars or buildings etc.
 

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I will say, I own a V-Rod and the overhead valve train makes a similar noise. Almost diesel-like clacking. Could just be valve noise bouncing back to you. Other ideas may be axle/wheel bearing, brake part misalignment, or maybe the spoked wheels if you have them.
Thank's, I hope it's not valve noise since it's self adjusting valves and I only have 1500 miles on it so far, but it was a thought in my head. My first thought was chain chatter, but but did a full adjustment/inspection/lube. I'll inspect brake and wheel next time it's on center stand.
I've noticed the noise is louder in 6th gear running around 65 or 70. I'm gonna go to Harley and test another new PanAm and see if I can duplicate problem and get someone to ride mine and evaluate it. Maybe they'll be honest.
I am surprised no one else is experiencing the sewing machine noise at lower level though because I noticed it right away while testing both PanAm's before choosing this one. I have had several Harley Davidson's and own a KLR650 but still noticed sound right off. And even read other people saying it was the reason one of the first upgrades was the exhaust. It's the same noice just at a what the heck level.
 

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Chiedo a tutti voi se per caso avete notato una rumorosità troppo alta nel cambio di marcia.
La mia ritengo faccia un po' troppo rumore sia in innesto che in scalata della marcia. Grazie
 

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Chiedo a tutti voi se per caso avete notato una rumorosità troppo alta nel cambio di marcia.
La mia ritengo faccia un po' troppo rumore sia in innesto che in scalata della marcia. Grazie
Hi @MAO, if you post in Italian, just a few we'll be able to reply back to your questions.

Ciao @MAO, se posti in Italiano, solo pochi saranno in grado di rispondere alle Tue domande.
 

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The moment you realize you bought the wrong Harley from the wrong Harley dealer.
After my friends riding my '22 PanAm with1800 miles on it, and riding beside me and a motorcycle mechanic all saying it has a mechanical roar at 65mph in 6th gear and worse leaned on curves. Harley Davidson dealership I bought it from just called and said 4 of us test drove it and we hear nothing, we documented the roar so if it tears up it's covered under warranty...
Solution; buy earplugs.. what the
 

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The moment you realize you bought the wrong Harley from the wrong Harley dealer.
After my friends riding my '22 PanAm with1800 miles on it, and riding beside me and a motorcycle mechanic all saying it has a mechanical roar at 65mph in 6th gear and worse leaned on curves. Harley Davidson dealership I bought it from just called and said 4 of us test drove it and we hear nothing, we documented the roar so if it tears up it's covered under warranty...
Solution; buy earplugs.. what the
Unfortunately, this is it when you meet with unprofessional people... Think positive, you live in the States, you can move to another place and get assistance from others.

I live on an island, one single HD dealership... no choice!
 

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Yes, you are right, and I've already been on the phone with them.
I told the owner I'm not going to write bad reviews on him and his dealership, but all the people that come up to me are going to know that he does not give a flip for the motorcycle's he sales or the people he sales them too, and everywhere I go guys ask about the motorcycle.
 
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