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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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M8 lifters replaced at 20,000 miles

I took my 17 FLTRU to the dealer with excessive lifter clatter when starting up cold, they replaced the lifters
Under warranty I still have what I consider a lot of clatter on cold startup
Anyone having this issue? Thanks for any input
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 05:58 AM
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Adjustable pushrods or stock. Mods? Does it change after warming up? What oil?
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Paulw...I have same issue on my RGU Stage 1 . Just turned 14,000 when it got really bad. Took it to local stealer and first question from service desk guy was "what oil do you use?" I said Amsoil and he had a funny look on his face and said that they have heard some bad things about Amsoil! Ha! I asked him if that was the case then why do you sell it off the shelve in the parts dept.? Wiped that funny look off his face real quick.
After service guys looked at it, they called the HD mothership tech dept, they said to change the oil back to HD oil. I said I pass on the oil change, I just don't think a different brand of oil is going to change that much on a component (lifters) that HD themselves say should be changed every 20K-40K miles.
Still have the clatter...I will do some more reading on the forum on what causes to check for. There must be some valve that is not seating thus causing oil to drain from lifters?
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I had that happen on my Vulcan Voyager at ~ 50,000 miles. Kawasaki replaced the Valve Lash Adjusters under warranty with a new design. They had the dealer change the oil to Kawasaki oil before deciding to open her up. No money out of my pocket.

I love not having to do valve adjustments on these big twins but one would hope that the Valve Lash Adjusters would last the life of the engine.
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MIne is not an M8, it's a 2016 and I just had to have my lifters replaced right at 20,000 miles. Same issues, a louder than normal clatter at startup. My lifters were "frosted." Oddly enough MoCo warrantied the issue even though the service manual says frosted lifters do not affect their operation, so kudos to Harley this time. I used Amsoil, but I switched back to Mobile 1.

I've heard rumors that Harley says check the lifters every 20,000 miles, but that's not in the service or owner's manuals. If it turns out to be true, that's a a heck of a"tax" to pay for folks who ride 20,000 plus miles a year, especially when you add cam tensioners and the primary tensioner to it.

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the engine is bone stock, i have used amsoil 20-50 since the 1000 mile service, and the clatter goes away after 20 - 30 sec.
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Having same problem at 21,000 and use amsoil and have in all my bikes for the past 29 years with no problems, talked to one dealer and they said go back to standard harley oil syn no good, talked to harley directly they said no issues with syn. going in for 20k service and this isse see what happens, waiting for the fucking or bullshit answers.
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my 2018 makes lifter noises on cold startup, too. goes away after a couple of minutes.

originally thought it was a compensator issue, but goes away when warmed up.

FTR I just turned 15,000 miles and noise started around 13,000.

also have used amsoil since 1,000 mile service. if the oil was an issue, wouldn't it have started on its initial fill???

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The M8 oil pump is a real piece of work. Especially the early ones. If I had an issue with a whole set of low mileage tappets, I think I would be looking at replacing the pump.


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I just don't think a different brand of oil is going to change that much on a component (lifters) that HD themselves say should be changed every 20K-40K miles.
who, and where, says that lifters should be changed every 20-40k? i've never seen that in any owner's manual or service manual.

I understand the concept of reality, but find it too confining for a way of life.

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