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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question lifters leaking down on 2011 103

does anyone have any info on the 2011 103's lifter problem . is harley doing anything about it . i have had it at the dealer 3 times , but it won't clack clack unless the engine stops a certain way . they are aware of the problem and were treating it as a "don't worry" type problem.
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I've got some clickin going on but not very often. I just twist the throttle & don't worry about it.


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"If" you have a lifter bleeding down you NEED to find my post on this matter....still pissed off.
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does anyone have any info on the 2011 103's lifter problem . is harley doing anything about it . i have had it at the dealer 3 times , but it won't clack clack unless the engine stops a certain way . they are aware of the problem and were treating it as a "don't worry" type problem.
The comp will make some racket too, could be what you are hearing.

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harley admitted it was bleeding down . stated they didn't think it was a problem
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Mine clatters like a bitch every morning at start up, shuts up pretty quick.

One of these days I'm going to cut the pushrods and install adjustables and set em on the tight side... I am not worried that there's any real issue long term. I attribute it to the cheap ass chinese lifters Harley uses nowdays.
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Depending on how you want to handle the situation a pay out of your own pocket is going to probably lend you the fastest resolve and one to your liking.

S&S or Gatorman lifters with travel limiters, and adjustable pushrods. this will help quiet the motor as well as help when you are at idel / traffic lights etc.



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Ask your service manager to walk out on the sales floor and show you one that clatters on start up. If the new ones don't, your's shouldn't either unless it's got mega miles on it.

I was not aware of an issue specific to '11 103's, never heard of that one. My '11 does not do it.

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Re: lifters leaking down on 2011 103

my 2013 does it...mostly on colder starts.



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I was not aware of an issue specific to '11 103's, never heard of that one. My '11 does not do it.
tdkkart yours doesnt' clatter at all right when you start it up on a cold morning? Lately it's been in the 30's when I leave for work. But I've also had it do it in the afternoon when it's been in the 50's.

You're makin me think about droppin in and discussing with the service manager. Not that I really want them to go down that road having them fix something... but it is a new bike with 3k miles.
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