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    So, ever since getting the bike - I hear what sounds like a plastic bag rattling behind me sometimes.

    I don't have a plastic bag behind me - I checked

    Is this chain chatter?

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    Possibly, have you logged enough miles (500-600 depending on manufacturer) to warrant the break in service yet?
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    Not quite, I'm at 300.

    I'm not overly concerned, the bike otherwise runs great. I've checked the chain myself, it has the correct amount of slack and is still well lubed from the factory.

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    Well chains can be noisy, more so on a quiet bike. I can hear mine more prominently on my Rebel (sewing machine for an engine) than my Shadow (staccato rhythmic V-Twin).

    Aftermarket exhaust will fix that problem in a jiffy.
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    Chains make a "white noise" as the chain rollers strike the sprocket teeth lands. The other noise is when sprockets vibrate as they spin causing a tympanic noise. These noises can be quite loud and are most noticed when you ride beside a "jersey" barrier or "K-rail."

    I've noticed this noise reflecting back to me, on the freeway. Oddly, it doesn't really make much noise when riding on asphalt, but it does slightly more noise on concrete. What really makes a huge difference is when you ride over concrete with drainage slits cut into it. Then, the noise is quite deafening.
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