Re: How can you reduce the noise from pedaling?
Rocky Motor, did you ever have any luck reducing the pedaling noise? I want to use my HT for exactly the same thing-- drive it to campus, pedal around. There's no parking so it's really the best transportation option for me right now... and it's fun... and great mileage.
I've filed down where I suspect the chain was hitting in the clutch case-- that helped the tiniest bit-- but still sounds like what you're describing. I'm going to try to replace the chain with a KMC Z610HX, and perhaps remove the tensioner; we'll see how that works. I have high hopes... =)