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Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by markwink, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. markwink

    markwink Member

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    My friend has a 1999 dyna wide glide with 25000 miles on it .He just bought the bike and it has a noise in the top end area it .When the engine is cold you cant hardly hear this noise but after a few minutes of running the engine the noise starts up.We installed a set of s&s adjustable push rods last night and the engine still has the noise.I checked primary chain tension and it is good.Has anyone have any good starting points for this problem?
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    Mark
     
  2. Jack Klarich

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    I followed the directions on the s&s adj pushrods and read the post that you suggested .The bike when cold sounds great but after a minute or so the noise starts.The loudest area is the rocker area of the front cylinder i have rechecked the adjustment according to the instructions and its still noisey.The noise sure sounds like a bad lifter to me but maybe its not.Any suggestions
    Mark
     
  4. brownfoxx1

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    with 25k, i'd say replace thee lifters.some say this is preventative maint.
    and i agree.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

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    Agree , Replace the lifters soak them over night in oil readjust valves and ride it:s
     
  6. markwink

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    can the lifters be removed from the engine by just removing the pushrods then using a paper clip or something sharp to get a hold on the retaining wire in the lifter and then just pull out.
    Thanks for the help
    Mark
     
  7. Jack Klarich

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    If you have adjustable push rods Yes, if not you can cut your push rods out with bolt cutters and install adjustable rods now, or take the rocker boxes off , it is your ride you decide. Check the self help section Try T Q.s engine build:s
     
  8. markwink

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    I found the cause of the noise it was the cam bearing on the front cam shaft.
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  9. 2000classic

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    Thanks for getting back here with the cause of your problem! That's how we all learn from each other!:) Good luck with the repair.
     
  10. markwink

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    We have all new parts now ,cam bearings, new se plate and oil pump,new cams etc. I made a cam bearing install plate worked great hope to get the chance to finish Thursday night.Again thanks for the help from members of this site
    MaRK