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I have a 2001 electra glide standard it makes an engine ticking noise but it stops when I pull in the clutch.

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    wd4ity Jun 05, 2010

    What side of the engine does the noise come from, can you tell?



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Sounds to me like you have a loose primary chain, though if your running a mikuni flatslide carburator they are notorious for making what sounds like a lifter tap,

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