10W60 seems awfully thick (to me). I always thought 60 weight was race only viscosity. Maybe change that out for some 10W40 and see if the noise goes away.
Remember what greywolf always says...
"Oil threads and noise threads rarely help anybody"
Since this has turned into both, I expect you to cease and desist with the continuation of this thread immediately!:rolleyes:
Oh yeah, and it's pretty much blasphemy around here to suggest using ANYTING other than 87 octane. And yes, I meant to say any"ting" because that is how my bike sounds when I use 87... ting ting ting. :mrgreen: :rolleyes:
I would try both suggestions- the proper weight oil, and some higher octane gas. I notice my 07 is much smoother with 93 compared to 89, no matter what the resident experts on this board say. My bike rattles like a can full of bee bees, and I've pretty much decided to say F**K IT, enjoy the thing, and not worry about it. I'm trying to get as many miles as possible on it in the first year, hoping something will fail before the warranty is up. If it doesn't, then I'm not going to worry about it.
Oh yeah... the 60 in 10W60 refers to the "at temp" viscosity. It should act like 60 weight when warm. I don't know if that will cause a problem or not, but I would stick with 10-40 like the manual says, or at least try it and see if it makes a difference.