20 second tick!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by FLIPBEL, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. FLIPBEL

    FLIPBEL Member

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    I have now noticed that when I start my bike (09 EGC) I hear a tick (one time) somewhere in the upper engine area. I figure it was the heat shields or the header bolts that were loose. I tighten all the bolts a it still makes the tick on cold start only and only one tick. It does and does not sound like expanding metal (so figure me). Has anyone noticed this? Is there a relay that kicks on or off after the bike starts? I started hearing this about 2 month ago.

    thanks
    FLIPPER
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Do you have any warranty left? can you narrow it down to what cylinder? Could it maybe be a lifter, I would take it in and let The Dealer have a look @ it JMO
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Likely not a time bomb, but it could be a symptom of low oil pressure (lifters likely making the ticking sound...! Never hurts to exercise your in warrantee option to be sure.:s
     
  4. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

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    You need louder pipes :D