02 Road king engine noise

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by pirateking, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. pirateking

    pirateking Member

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    I have a 2002 Carberated road king. I have noticed recently a kind of "ping" when I shut the throttle down quickly. The noise is much more evident when the engine is cold and seems to go away as it gets up to temp. I thought it was the primary chain tension, I checked it cold at 7/8" to 1" and checked it again hot it was barely 3/8". The bike has 11,000 miles. I have owned it since 5,500 miles. I have never noticed the noise before. Looking for any help or suggestions.
     
  2. pirateking

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    I have a stage 1 mod and I always use premium gas. The noise is almost a chink sound but only when I shut the throttle down quickly.
    Thanks for the response.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It could be the throttle plates closing against the stop ???
     
  4. pirateking

    pirateking Member

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    I never thought of that I will check it out tonight, Thanks
     
  5. vtbikers

    vtbikers Active Member

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    Check the rear belt pully. Jack the back of the bike up and rock the tire back and forth and see if you hear it.
     
  6. pirateking

    pirateking Member

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    Thanks I will try that when I figure out how to jack it up safely
     
  7. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You need a bike lift,even for storage they are great ,here is one link,if you havent read enough there go to the searsh tab and type bike lift.There are a lot more threads on the subject
    Bike Lifts - Harley Davidson Community
     
  8. pirateking

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    Thanks, I looked at my local Harbour Freight, not bad.
    Thanks for the info