2000 Road King with ticking noise

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by sfcaruso, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. sfcaruso

    sfcaruso Member

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    I'm hearing a ticking noise coming from under the gas tank, not sure where when I'm riding and in low rpm in 4th or 5th gear (40-50 mph). It does not tick when idling or when accelerating. I had new adjustable push rods installed at the end of last season, would these be ticking? Is it harming anything? I'ts got plenty of power and other than the annoying ticking noise runs real good.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    When you had the pushrods installed did you also change out the lifters?
     
  3. sfcaruso

    sfcaruso Member

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    I don't think so. I had pushrods and new chain tensioners installed.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Check the torque on your exhaust mounting nuts where they attach at the heads. Maybe ab exhaust leak.

    Bodeen
     
  5. sfcaruso

    sfcaruso Member

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    Thanks, they are tight no leaks.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It sounds like you may have a pushrod that isn't properly adjusted.
     
  7. sfcaruso

    sfcaruso Member

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    Thanks, is this something that is an inexpensive (if there is such a thing) fix ?