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2002 hd fat boy 1450 kiryakin air filter vince hines 2in1 pipe 16000km my problems is on the left side on both top valve cover theres a clicking noise coming from there more likely when the engine warms up its a steady clicking noise like a click clik clik clik all the time

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What you're hearing is the rocker arm opening the valves. This is normal operating noise.

Your Harley is an older design pushrod operated engine. Unlike most other motorcycles engines, Harley does not use overhead cams in any of their bikes other than the V-Rod. Additionally, there is no sound deadening material inside the rocker box covers. Although the engine is equipped with hydraulic tappets, there is a bit of running clearance in the rocker arms and their shafts they run on.

In short, this is not unusual and your Harley will run for many miles. If you can hear that clicking, it sounds like you need to take the baffles out of that V&H pipe.

To see a diagram of your engine, go to BikeBandit.com. , click on OEM and choose your bike or any Big Twin of that year.

Good Luck
steve

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