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Gas is coming out of the right butterfly under the air cleaner. Also we lost power after hitting 55mph. There also seems to be a ticking out of the right cylinder. We had a new push rod put in the right cylinder before we bought the bike? Any ideas as to why we have the gas coming out and no power.

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You did not mention the BRAND (!), but this sure sounds like a Harley issue.

The gas coming out is likely a carb related issue, fix that or suffer extremely shortened engine life (or worse a fire). Fix this issue FIRST. Probably a float valve issue.

The ticking should NOT be tolerated, The dealer told us that it was "normal, it's a Harley". Annoying. This noise takes your brain and totally focuses you on the engine, rather than your ride..

We tried replacing everything in the system, under warranty, same thing, noise would lessen and become more severe, apparently on its own..Then we stared trying adjustable push rods, and set them 2 turns in from collaped lifter, rather than 2 turns (or so) from totally released. No change.

What solved it was after market lifters and lifter blocks. We used velvet touch, also consider Jims lifters. But do lifters and lifter blocks... You will choke at the cost, but they work and you will be happy.


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