engine rattle

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mtrbrth3, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. mtrbrth3

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    2011 flstc 800 miles it developed a knocking sound which is rpm relative.It sounds as if there is a ball bearing bouncing around somewhere near lower front left side of engine,this adds up to a cement mixer sound as i am riding the bike, any ideas/ the noise is not lifters the top end sounds o.k. O.k. it sounds exactly like a diesel auto engine at idle
     
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  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I would be going back to the dealer and getting the compensator checked.
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  3. Hoople

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    2011 with 800 miles, yep take it in to dealer. Like Kemo said, check compensator. Please let us know what they find. I for 1 am very curious.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Cant argue with this Back To the Dealer:s
     
  5. gunmetal

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    My engine also had a knocking noise that nearly drove me crazy. I finally found the clutch hub bearing to be the cause. I ride an 03 Fatboy