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

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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.

Peace:beerchug:
 

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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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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 :)
will you be riding it today? Louie Run maybe? the wife and I will be out today. we are going to start at Jimmy's Bar and Grill.
 

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As long as its nothing out of the ordinary, im new to these bikes and wasnt sure what this was. I do know i have a small exhaust leak from that header. So i will put the crush gaskets on it, since i have the harley ones on there now.

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It' just the cam chain slapping around, :doh: the TOC springs do not always take care of the problem. I had the same problem with Tiki Mons scoot, once MCCT's were installed the problem was fixed. :beerchug:

It is definately a metalic tap and not exhaust.
 

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If you listen to this sound clip, I believe you can hear the same noise until just about halfway through the clip. I did the first part of the recording before I did the grambo trick, then edited the "after grambo" clip together so you can hear the difference on the same clip, kind of a side by side comparison. Right after I rev the engine you hear the noise gone. That's where the second part of the clip starts.
http://pages.tstar.net/~fergy/images/sounds/cam_chain_noise.wav
 
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