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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-19-2018, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Engine clatter after warm and restarting.

Yesterday pulled the bike out and started it up to get it warmed up for a ride. Sounded fine at first start up. Shut it off went in house for 10 minutes. Come back out started it and had a knocking or rattle noise coming from the left side of bike. Jumped on it and about a mile down the road it went away. Rode about 150 miles and every time we stopped for a bit and restarted the bike it would make the same noise. I know itís not normal ! Never has made this sound before and it is loud over the exhaust. Any ideas ? Compensator or maybe a bad lifter. Bike has 300 miles on a stage 3 103 build. Called dealer and they are buried so wonít be able to get it in till Friday. Thanks for the help.


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Both the simptoms and the noice sound very much like the compensator to me.
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Very well could be the compensator, bit I had that a while back and it was the lousy dreaded lifter failure, so ended up doing cams with S&S premium lifters and adjustable pushrods, and have been happy as a pig in slop since. Definitely have that checked out.

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Both the simptoms and the noice sound very much like the compensator to me.
That would also be my guess

I have replaced my compensators twice

Once fixed the last time, Iíve had zero issues

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That would also be my guess

I have replaced my compensators twice

Once fixed the last time, Iíve had zero issues

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I need to ask what you did to remedy your compensator issue Swo. I think Freedom and I are both going to need this information soon.
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It could be the compensator, but that usually bangs and then goes away. My guess is a lifter or lifters. Mine had a rattle that wouldn't go away, and the lifters were bad. You only have 300 miles on the stage 3, so it very well could be related to that.
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I need to ask what you did to remedy your compensator issue Swo. I think Freedom and I are both going to need this information soon.
The last fix we used shims on the new comp and I haven't had any issues.

The first two replacement were done without shims.

Sticking lifters also make noise until the oil heats up.

I wrote up a thread on bad comps somewhere

I'll try and find it

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I found this old thread and you should read what I went thru

The last fix with the new comp & shims fixed the issues I had

Zero issues after putting another 20,000+ miles on my sled

Here is the link

Page # 8 was the final fix

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I found this old thread and you should read what I went thru

The last fix with the new comp & shims fixed the issues I had

Zero issues after putting another 20,000+ miles on my sled

Here is the link

Page # 8 was the final fix

Hope this helps

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https://www.roadglide.org/14-tech-are...2-weeks-8.html
Great bit of info Swo. I am having the same symptoms as Freedom and am confident at least in my case that it is the compensator. Thanks brother, and Iím hoping Freedom benifits from the info as well.
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Great bit of info Swo. I am having the same symptoms as Freedom and am confident at least in my case that it is the compensator. Thanks brother, and I’m hoping Freedom benifits from the info as well.
Yeah man

If it just the compensator, it’s an easy fix

Let us know how it turns out once the fix is done

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