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QUESTION: My engine started to have quiet ticking noise, gets louder and faster when I hit the throttle. I've tried to determine whether it is from the rockers, top end or bottom, primary, or exhaust but can't really pin point it. Someone told me it was my primary chain too loose, another said it could bee my rods?

ANSWER: How many miles do you have on the bike?
Mike

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QUESTION: She's got just over 55,000 miles

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The first thing that comes to mind is your rub blocks that keep the chains tight for the cams. With that many miles they might be worn through. I have seen them fail at less mileage than that.
The other thing it could be is a lifter that is not pumping up all the way.
I don't think its the rods. They usually don't tick and they make more noise at idle then when you rev it.
I don't think its the primary chain. It makes a slapping sound and smooths out when you rev it without a load on the bike.

Good luck and happy riding
Mike

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION!!! I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HARLEYS !!! I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OTHER MODELS!!! IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A NON HARLEY BIKE IT WILL GET REJECTED!!!I have a Harley only shop with 30 years experience located in Ohio. We specialize in complete and total repair, restoration, hi-performance, and custom bike building. I can work on Flat Heads to Twin Cams. Please, dont ask how much somthing is going to cost to fix. Labor prices differ all over te country as well as shop to shop!

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