Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard
It sounds like you might have some wear in the rocker arm bushings and the shafts. This is a bit unusual for 22K miles but I have heard them have a slight ticking noise before. It's not anything to really worry about unless it really loud. If this is the case, you can pull the rocker plates off and have the bushings replaced. This is not something that I would consider a "user replaceable part". The old bushings must be pressed out, the new ones pressed in, and then reamed to size on the new shafts. This is a job for a properly equipped shop.
Now, to save money, you can pull the rocker plates off and reinstall them yourself. It's not difficult to do, you just need decent torque wrench so that you don't strip a bolt.
Posted on May 16, 2010
You ever had the top end serviced? How many miles on it? Maybe time for a valve job, check pushrods, and lifters. How many miles on the oil?
Posted on May 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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