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I have 2003 Springer FXSTSI with 10600 miles on it and it just recently started making a knocking noise that sounds like its coming from the base of the rear cylinder. The oil level is fine and it doesnt feel like it has lost any performance. I also went ahead and changed the plugs on it right after the noise had started (no joy). Any suggestion would be great.

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Sounds like a main bearing. The bad news is the only ways I know of to chack it are, 1)tear the motor down and check for play, or 2)run it till it goes and risk ruining the motor. Sorry, I know it sucks. I just rebuilt a Kawasucki with the same problem. At least the Harley is an easier rebuild.

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