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My 98 heritage makes a short rattle noise after start up.sounds like it is comming from the primary side.

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  • a1actionn Feb 04, 2010

    The rattle is comming from the clutch area on the primary side.It stops when the starter disengages after the bike starts.I put in a new starter still has the rattle.

  • a1actionn Feb 04, 2010

    - The rattle is comming from the clutch area on the primary side.It stops when the starter disengages after the bike starts.I put in a new starter still has the rattle.

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    I doubt it's coming from the primary. The first time you start the EVO motor, you will hear the tappets in the rocker boxes tapping until the oil comes up to lube and quiet them. Tat is most likely what you are hearing.



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It is a worn primary chain ,,,when its standing the oil runs out the chain and on start up it takes a fuw turns to get the oil back into the chain,, check the oil leavel first but dont worry to much about it, as its pricy to fix so just put up with it

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  • Michael Thorpe
    Michael Thorpe Feb 04, 2010

    if this noise stops when you disengage the starter its likley to be the starter clutch its self not a big job to fix but a little pricy to do



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