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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-16-2016, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Lifter inspection - what to look for?

i'm going to take the rockers off soon to install rockouts and was going to inspect the health of the lifters while i am in there. the lifters are dragos in-house lifters and have about 7k on the clock. i don't suspect anything is wrong, just figured while i am there i could look them over.

what do you look for when inspecting lifter health?

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Well, look for wear marks on the rollers and on the cams. On the lifters also look at the sides for wear marks. I don't know anything about their lifters or who makes them. S&S standard lifters are about $100 and are great lifters. Good luck. I just changed out my 16 RGS lifters with 5000 miles on them because they had been rattling at start up fro up to 2 or 3 minutes. There has been a problem with the C lifters from Harley. S&S standards went in and is quiet as a mouse now.

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