I'm kinda new to the Harley experiance and was just wanting to know if it is normal to have a tapping sound or ticking noise in the top end. The bike is an 05 softail springer with 6000 miles and had it's 5000 mile service about 400 miles ago. I bought the bike used and the dealer said that's the nature of the beast. It is really more noticeable with the windshield. If it was an old Chevy truck I would say that the rockers needed adjusted but other Harley owners that I know say its normal. My buddy's 06 Dyna is pretty quit but I know it's not the same engine.