help.883 sporster noise valve train

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by moto mundo, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. moto mundo

    moto mundo Member

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    I just got a 2001 xl sporster and notice that it make noise like if oil pressure was low but the oil light works fine. I open the valve cover and check the rocker and push rods and they look o.k. also removed the cam and I do not know if they are stock or after market I need help this are the numbers on the cams.
    front cylinder; ex. 15-1 24856 in. 15-3 24857
    rear cylinder; ex. 15-1 24856 in. 15-2 24861

    I read that if you replace the cam alot times the top end noise is more noticeable. is it true.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That can happen, do you have adjustable push rods? May want to verify the oil pressure with a known good gauge and check or replace the lifters JMO
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I previously had a lot of top end noise from my 93 sportster the 94 was much quieter
    a new set of lifters made it quiet again

    Brian
     
  4. wildcatjones

    wildcatjones New Member

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    Hello,

    Have 2006 Sportster XL 1200 Custom. Also found the top end to be quite noisy. Took it to a reputable (non dealer) mechanic and he said it was fine.

    I think at times there is a tendency to "look" for noises.

    Am now wearing a full face helmet and no longer notice the noise.