Question about Harley Davidson FLTR-FLTRI Road Glide Motorcycles
Hi Roadglidetas, no it is not normal, HD is incorrect, your new oil pump and or cam plate could have been defective from the factory.
I would take it back to the dealer and insist politely they fix the noise. If they start dancing around the issue and say it's something unrelated to your upgrade and will cost you big bucks contact Harley Davidson Motor Company directly and express your concerns. I was a technician for 35 years and used to work for the Motor Company it isn't right. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine noise
Could be chain slack until it warms up. Check your tensioner, and possibly needs valve adjustment if it hasn't been done. On a worse note, could be oil pump taking time to get oil to the top end.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
This sounds like a classic case of pre-ignition, aka detonation and engine knock. Change to premium gas and put in a set of spark plugs that are one heat range colder than stock. It is good that you are handling this before the engine destroys itself. Yes, destroys itself. That is what pre-ignition will do. Hot carbon deposits ignite the fuel before the spark plug does. This is hard on the rod, main bearings and piston. Beat on the top of a piston with a hammer. That is what your piston will quickly look like with pre-ignition.
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Posted on Apr 23, 2009
I am not familiar with every engine Honda builds, I don't know what a alternator chain is. Normally the cam chain is quiet. You say it runs so it can't be too out of adjustment. If you wish to keep this bike in mint condition, I suggest you have this fixed by a Honda Pro before the condition worsens.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
It is possible that the first gear shift fork in the transmission is bent causing the 'dog-clutch' between two gears to just barely mesh. With engine off, push the shift into first and clutch lever released. Rock the bike back and forth to see if the gearing seems to be jumping in and out. There may be a problem with the shift lever shaft mechanism not allowing a complete shift into first gear. Hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
You have a self adjusting cam chain tensioner. It is sold as an assembly. Take out the complete unit and replace it with a new one. The springs are not bad , the device that keeps the pressure on the tensioner is slipping causing a ticking sound.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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