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Idle Hammer Solved....

Just finished a spirited drive in 36+ degree heat after installing Terry's Idle Hammer Tamer and I'm very pleased with the results. There is a significant reduction in all bizarre noises that the bike previously exhibited at idle. The hammer is imperceptible now and I swear other noises have decreased or vanished as well. The difference between clutch pulled in or out is marginal now compared to before, where letting the clutch out at idle conjured up all kinds of crazy noises in the past. Not any more!!

Big thanks to Terry to responding quickly, several times, as I fumbled and second guessed myself through the install. I think he responded to me half a dozen times in less than 24 hours, on the weekend!!

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I know, I know, but I have the tamer and when it's real hot the noises are back big time (with dealer oil, Rotella T4 and Motul 5100)

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I know, I know, but I have the tamer and when it's real hot the noises are back big time (with dealer oil, Rotella T4 and Motul 5100)

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There are adjustments you can make to the Idle Hammer Tamer that effect how it acts on the noise.

That has been the biggest hurdle with these, not everyone will have the right tension when installed. You can change that, but it requires loosening the magneto cover. Which becomes a more involved installation....

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Which engine oil are you using?
Valvoline Conventional 20w50

I road it hard in some major heat, without ear plugs, and the wooden mallet noise is 99% gone. If I shake the bike side to side when at idle I can maybe get one or two slaps to appear. Otherwise it’s a massive improvement and exceeds my expectations. I was expecting a reduction. This is pretty much an elimination.

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I know, I know, but I have the tamer and when it's real hot the noises are back big time (with dealer oil, Rotella T4 and Motul 5100)

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All those oils are known to shear to a 30 weight after a thousand miles, some to a 20 weight.

The Valvoline conventional 50 weight starts at 20cst. Even if it shears 25% it’ll still be a thick 40 weight.

Not that oil matters in this case. But it’s worth mentioning.

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There are adjustments you can make to the Idle Hammer Tamer that effect how it acts on the noise.

That has been the biggest hurdle with these, not everyone will have the right tension when installed. You can change that, but it requires loosening the magneto cover. Which becomes a more involved installation....
yup after installing the tamer there was no change, but after loosening the cover and hitting it with a dead blow rubber mallet it was much better, but when the engine/oil get really hot it's back (specially when stuck in traffic). I guess there still too much clearance and when the oil get thinner this allow the vibration to occur.

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