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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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First off I have to say my new build runs awesome 103, stock pistons, Veetwin performance street port,10:1 compression, Crane Cams chevy lifters, SE non tapered pushrods. I adjusted my pushrods 3 turns down and the valvetrain noise is obnoxious! The motor runs smooth as silk other than the noise. The power with this setup is really cool! I'm not sure if I'm bottoming out the lifter and need to loosen it up or try tightening them a flat at a time. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Well I can tell you this on my 2011 fltrx with a 96 inch motor I did cams , same rods non-tapered as you did and S&S premium lifters and had noise, the HD paperwork said 2.5 turns I think, but when I call S&S they recomm 3.5 turns did that and the noise was gone, seems like these lifters needed more adjustment, but that solved my problem, hope this helps.

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It does help. It also helps to know you have S&S premiums because that seems to be as good as you can get yet you still had a similar issue. I guess I'll crank it down another half turn.

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Okay good let me know how it turns out, and good luck.

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I have the SE push rods and i set mine at 3 turns running Fueling lifters and 574 lift cams,this motor is super quite.

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First off I have to say my new build runs awesome 103, stock pistons, Veetwin performance street port,10:1 compression, Crane Cams chevy lifters, SE non tapered pushrods. I adjusted my pushrods 3 turns down and the valvetrain noise is obnoxious! The motor runs smooth as silk other than the noise. The power with this setup is really cool! I'm not sure if I'm bottoming out the lifter and need to loosen it up or try tightening them a flat at a time. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
First you need to figure out what the TPI of your PR's are, they are generally 24 or 32 TPI. I set mine .140 in the whole from zero lash. the math formula is..... number of flats=how deep you set them/[1"/(tpi*6)]... in my case #of flates=.140/(tpi*6)
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You didn't mention what cams you're running, but some of them can be very noisy simply because of their fast ramp geometry.
What cams are they??

Somethings else, and I see you got this answer another forum, take a look at this.
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While not a total fix to the twin cam clatter, myself and a local friend have installed these in our 110s and they do work
to eliminate a large portion of the noise that many of use experience in the 2500-3500rpm range.

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when doing my build I took into consideration that Harley doesn't include adjustable push rods in any of their kits, I'm assuming that this is because they can leave you stranded at the side of the road a 1000 miles from home and they don't want to be responsible, as for the lifters I also am running HD lifters..if I'm down and get hauled into a dealer I want them just to be able to walk into there parts stock and pick stuff off the shelf to get me mobile again...just a thought....had a Sportster that I ran all aftermarket and when it was down they didn't have supplies on hand........this is just for your consideration.
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when doing my build I took into consideration that Harley doesn't include adjustable push rods in any of their kits, I'm assuming that this is because they can leave you stranded at the side of the road a 1000 miles from home and they don't want to be responsible, as for the lifters I also am running HD lifters..if I'm down and get hauled into a dealer I want them just to be able to walk into there parts stock and pick stuff off the shelf to get me mobile again...just a thought....had a Sportster that I ran all aftermarket and when it was down they didn't have supplies on hand........this is just for your consideration.cheers

You can walk into a Chevy dealer or auto parts store anywhere in the country and buy lifters for a Harley twin cam motor.

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