Question I have an 09 VStar 1300 with only 2K miles It has always sounded...


Question: I have an '09 VStar 1300 with only 2K miles. It has always sounded like it idles with a "ticking " sound (maybe normal?...), and seems to "shift loud" sometimes. Couple weeks ago I changed the oil and replaced it with full synthetic 5W15, which is what the guy at the dealership assured me was right. After I changed it, I found out my book recommends 20W40. Can the thinner viscosity oil be causing these seemingly louder noises? I have a 20w50 synthetic oil lined up for the next oil change, but should I wait it out?

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