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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Take a look at this please!!!

I'm not sure what this noise is but i know its coming from the front cylinder. I have rebuilt both ACCT's, and this noise is not there all the time. Sometimes it gets louder at certain RPMs then it goes away. But Friday after riding a little bit the noise was there when i got back so i shot a small clip of video hoping you guys can tell me what it is.


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I believe that is the "engine". They make some noise after you push that button on the right.

Sorry, I could not hear anything that sounded out of place.


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Sorry not to laugh at you if indeed you have a prob? KM just cracks me up lmao.

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Now you got me worried. Sounds just like mine!

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Yeah the only thing I thought I heard was maybe some Exhaust leak


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all i heard was the exhaust ... u can try the screw driver technique if u dont have a stethoscope and put the screwdriver where u think u here the noise (on the case) and the handle to your ear and try to pin point the noise... i didnt hear anything out of the ordinary

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Well, this makes an even half dozen who all heard an engine running. I thought there might be some exhaust leak too., as did jt. Sorry we can`t be more help.


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I heard the loud ticking noise that he's worried about. Try replaceing the crush gaskets and make sure your manifold bolts are plenty tight.


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Yes, there is a ticking my bike does not have. The 454LTD I bought for my wife this spring gives a similar tick when it is started up, but it goes away in a few minutes. I suspect it is valve noise. But let's wait an see what the EXPERT says about it - you know who I mean..
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Kinda how mine sounds... I worried about it for a bit thought maybe it was a stuck lash aduster. Now i just ride it and say its suppose to make noise

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