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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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sticky tappet

Hi guys/girls i have a noise coming from the engine and i have been told it's a sticky tappet can anyone give me any idea on how to cure this and will it damage the engine


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Re: sticky tappet

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Hi guys/girls i have a noise coming from the engine and i have been told it's a sticky tappet can anyone give me any idea on how to cure this and will it damage the engine


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Need more info Rob. What model Vulcan? What year? How many miles? Are your sure it's tappets instead of cam chain noise?

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Re: sticky tappet

Yep, we need a little more info. My bike has made quite a rattle even after the heavy duty acct springs were installed at the Gathering in Kentucky last summer. One thing I did notice that has helped was to keep my oil level closer to the high/full level, rather than in the middle of the site glass, (i.e. between the low and high marks. If I keep it on the full side the niose level is diminished greatly. But the usual noise is the automatic cam chain tensioner (acct). There are a couple of remedies listed on both of the 750 sites.

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Re: sticky tappet

Hi sorry about the poor info the bike is an vn750 1986 has 29000 on the clock so i'm told. As this was a replacement engine i'm not quite sure apart from the noise the bike runs fine
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