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I just had the T-Man 555 Torque cams installed in my 103. I'm hearing some valve train noise around 2500 RPM's. Is this normal with these cams?
 

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I have recently installed those cams in mine also, the only noise I hear a lot is the throttle body, it got loud with the cams, I was told it was normal.
 

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I got the 555 cams a few weeks ago no strange noises here.I did not go with the torqster, my indy likes 555 better. Very happy with the 555.
 

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Adjustable push rods and new lifters. Not sure of the brand? I'll check into that.
 

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Had mine in for over 2 yrs only noise I have is what QuickCar mentioned.
 

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Adjustable push rods and new lifters. Not sure of the brand? I'll check into that.
I've read that the tolerances can be really tight on some of the quickie adjust pushrods inside the tubes to where some actually make contact and can make some noise. Not saying that's your problem for sure, but just something to consider when diagnosing the problem. Good luck, I hear the Torqsters are awesome cams.
 

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Thanks! I'll check that out. The more I ride, the more I'm getting used to it. I just turn up the radio, roll on the throttle, and hang on!
 

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With the ramps on the cams being a bit steeper the valves will close a bit faster causing you to hear the valve seating a bit more. You will also get some more noise through the throttle body.
The valve train noise is prominent when the engine is under load such as when you a cruising up hill and the noise will be less prominent when on level ground or when going downhill.
If you run fairing lowers you will hear more noise then without fairing lowers.
 

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It is normal for that cam to cluck sound.
It is the echo of the throttle body/ blade.
It is called the butterfly effect. It's like a few butterflys in a jar smacking against the glass jar trying to get out . Lol
Wrap a towl around air cleaner it will go away
We have sold many of those cams and installed.
 

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After working almost exclusively with very quick-ramp cams from Bob Wood, since the mid-1990's and Jim Leineweber's grinds from well before that, along with a few of the big Red Shift cams, we've found that by loading the lifter to .140"-.150" will keep most very quiet even at full operating temps.
Scott
 
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