RMNL
I took this video at the beginning of the riding season doing my inspection/maintenance. As you will see in the clip I found what I think is a clever amount of clearance in the anchor pin. I did send the video to the dealer tech, he informed me he checked another new RM during a PDI and the same condition existed.

I don't know if it's just my mind now but I feel it has become noticeable over this riding season while riding over bumps. I feel a knocking under my "crown" through the seat. Unfortunately I didn't measure the clearance in the beginning so (when I recheck it the next few weeks) unless it has increased greatly I may not be able to know for sure. I will be taking a measurement this time though.

Has anyone else noticed if their pin has the same amount of free play?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E7USPBc9GlDoYz9DCXzQDnXh_ANXY8lJ/view?usp=sharing
2017 Roadmaster, Steel Grey/Black
Portugal Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
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Doely
RMNL wrote:
I took this video at the beginning of the riding season doing my inspection/maintenance. As you will see in the clip I found what I think is a clever amount of clearance in the anchor pin. I did send the video to the dealer tech, he informed me he checked another new RM during a PDI and the same condition existed.

I don't know if it's just my mind now but I feel it has become noticeable over this riding season while riding over bumps. I feel a knocking under my "crown" through the seat. Unfortunately I didn't measure the clearance in the beginning so (when I recheck it the next few weeks) unless it has increased greatly I may not be able to know for sure. I will be taking a measurement this time though.

Has anyone else noticed if their pin has the same amount of free play?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E7USPBc9GlDoYz9DCXzQDnXh_ANXY8lJ/view?usp=sharing

interesting that . Must check mine just bought . Thanx for heads up mate . With the weight down probably doesn’t budge but one would think it should be a firmer fit 
Cheers 
Cheers Ray
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Dr.Shifty
That's an surprising amount of movement.

My Springfield DH has the RM suspension and there have been times I have heard a clunk when riding over particular bumps in the road. I thought it was my pump bouncing in the hard bags but maybe it's that mount point.
Cheers, Kim.

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Crazyhorse
Yeah my 2014 Chief Classic does it, next time I have the back wheel out I might do something about it.
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RMNL
For anyone who may be interested, I finally got around to measuring the clearance in the shock to frame pin. I meant to do this at the beginning of this riding season but procrastination unfortunately is one of my finer traits. 😧 I noticed it at the beginning of the 2018 season (11k, see post above) and didn't think to measure then as the dealer said they found it the same in another new unit they checked at that time.   

Ok, so this is how I connected the dial gauge to measure pin.
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Bike was raised on jack, dial set to "0" with the wheel hanging. This measurement is with wheel lifted with a bar, pin movement .0145"

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I also took a measurement of the shock movement and it indicated .027".
I have just under 28k showing on the odometer, I will have to check this again next year to see if it's becoming a major wear problem.

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2017 Roadmaster, Steel Grey/Black
Portugal Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
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