Question about Harley Davidson FLHR - FLHRCI Road king Motorcycles
It could be anything. The fact that the noise sounds louder when you let off on the throttle is probably because the engine is quieter then. Without being there where I could hear the noise, I'd say that you probably lost a roller tappet. More precisely, the roller bearing on the end of the tappet. These commonly fail between 25000 and 35000 miles although I've seen the fail as early as 13000 miles and run as long as 75000 miles. So, there is no set life on them.
If you continue to run the engine, you will do even more damage to it due to the influx of metallic shavings. The roller bearing on the end to the tappet looses is needle bearings. When this happens, the roller stops turning and starts wearing the lobe off of the camshaft it's running on. The metal is pumped to the oil filter that catches a lot of it but still some gets through.
I'm afraid that the only way to find the source of the problem is "exploratory surgery" until you find it.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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