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I was wondering if these twin engines make a little more mechanical noise than most? I hear a lot of ticking and moving that I am not used to hearing. Is this normal? I am new to Triumph motors.
 

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I'd say that these motors have their own unique symphany of sounds. There's a lot of stuff in there that the other bikes I've owned never had as well.

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Yep!! that's normal.
 

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What previous bikes have you owned? If you're used to water cooled Japanese 4 cylinder machines, the Bonneville will sound a bit clattery at the top end.
 

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+1 I've only had water cooled motors before and noticed more mechanical noise from the triumph motor, I just put it down to noise insulating properties of a water jacket, if it was too quiet it would sound, well, Japanese !
 

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Thanks guys! I had an LTD550 and a couple enduros. The LTD wasn't water cooled, but much quieter. I am glad to hear this is normal for these bikes. Thanks again.
 

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Do they tend to have a more rattly sound when hot? Everything feels like it is running strong, but this is my first "nice" bike so I am just a little concerned. Thanks fellas.
 

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If you're running the stock exhaust, which tends to be more quiet that most other bikes I've owned, for me it was the first time I could actually hear the sounds of the motor over the pipes. When on the highway and you give it more gas you'll hear an especially alarming louder clickity-clack. Kinda like getting used to the metallic rattle of Ducati's dry clutch. You'll learn to love it. Hasn't blown up yet.
 
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