I have read that the VTX has noisy lifters being they are solid but dang, really? I have no idea how you guys deal with the noise unless that is one reason for putting on loud pipes . I have an 06 1300C that has 3000 miles, i put on 600 of those miles since I have owned it (about 3weeks). When i first got the bike it was a little cooler, high 50's mid 60's and never really noticed the noise unless i had been on it for awhile but still not that much. Since the weather has really warmed up (90-101) i really notice the lifters banging. I decided to change the oil and put in synthetic since i had no idea what the previous owner had used. I put in mobile 1 racing and new filter and took it for a ride, still noisy to me. This may be normal and if so then i will learn to ignore it (i hope). Is there an adjustment that needs to be done on new bikes that might not have been done? It only had 2400 miles when i purchased it is why i ask. I wish i knew other riders around that had a VTX that i could compare to.