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What would cause a lifter to collapse on a 2010 stratonliner deluxe with 600 miles on it? There is a tapping sound in the motor that was diagnosed as a collapsed lifter. What would cause this problem with only 600 miles on the bike?

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Sounds like a defective lifter.
Should still be Under warranty. Take it back let them fix it.

Checking around I found this tidbit:

"turned out that I screwed up and overfilled the bike with oil, which apparently got aerated and managed to form an air bubble in one hydraulic lifter Tappety tap. Removing a half quart of oil or so made the problem go away."

Also read where there was a recall on these concerning the lifters.
Supports my theory it is possibly a defective part.

Since you only have 600 miles on the bike. This is the time to take it back to have the break in oil replaced. Have them check it.

Good luck!
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010


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