I have a 99 800 Classic and i have a little valve noise - not sure about the 1500.
I am sure some more knoweldgeable(sp) folks will chime in soon. I hear (read) about several folks who use synthetic oils though.
Hey how about some pics in the meantime!! :biggrin:
I have an 01 1500 Classic. it has 52k miles on it. The valves make a little noise, but not a lot. Just depends on what you consider noisy. You might try to find someone in your area who rides one also and compare notes with them.
What a cool form thanks for all your input!!! Very Helpful....and Yes I will Post Pictures real soon, so that you will all keep talking to me..LOL
Skewterdewd thanks for the Gadget Fix It link great site
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new, previously enjoyed scoot. Mine is an 03 with stock pipes, which means, if I had a noise coming from the engine, I'd probably hear it better than with a bike that has after market pipes on it. I honestly can't say I hear a noise on mine at all. Just a nice hum and thump while idling. As someone mentioned, the best thing to do would be to place it beside another 1500 Vulcan with the same type of exhaust, and listen to the difference side by side.
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