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Normally I wear a helmet but the other day I did not for a short ride. I heard a tapping noise from the engine. I bought the bike last August and for all I know it always made that noise. It only has 3000 mi. on it. The dealer told me that those engines are prone to that moise and not to worry about it. Should I worry about it?

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