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My 1998 Harley FLHT started making a ticking noise when riding. No moise during idle that i can tell. As the rpms go up the noise gets more noticeable.

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If it is not an exhaust leak then the next thing I would do is a compression test on both cylinders to rule out a leaking head gasket. Don't wait too long to do this because a bad head gasket will cause huge problems if you don't catch it quickly. If the compression is OK check to make sure your oil pump and related components are functioning properly. Next place to go after that would be the valve train.

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First thing I would check for would be an exhaust leak. Look for black around any flange or joint

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