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Hey everyone, it has been a minute since I've been on the site, lil busy this summer. Does anyone hear the ticking noise while engine is running, I can't figure out what it is. I took my bike to the dealer and ofcourse their diagnosis came negative on ticking noise. Help.......
 

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yep I got tired of not knowing what it was so I put the ear to it and found right where it was coming from
 

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Cool, thanks for response guys. I feel much better now knowing that I don't have a defected bike and I'm not the only one with that issue. Btw my neighbor bought a stryker few weeks ago just found out. How cool is that.....
 

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Yes, thanks for the info. I was also wondering what it was. I was afraid that it was valve tap or something like that. The fuel pump does make sense. After I drilled my exhaust out it did not bother me as much.
 

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SillyFingaz said:
That's why I have my wife start my bike up every morning... ya never know what that **** ticking noise really is ;)
now that is funny... but you can never be too safe these day and ages....
 

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bivboys3 said:
I was also wondering what it was. I was afraid that it was valve tap or something like that.
same here...that's exactly what i thought it was too. glad to see it's nothing out of the ordinary.
 

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i just recently started hearing a ticking noise on acceleration and deceleration i parked it and called the dealership... he told me it was normal to hear the lifters... i usually ride with earplugs in but this day i didnt have them in... he told me that once the bike has broken in the lifters will make some noise and if you are listening closely you can hear them... i still left it parked since i am going to the shop on weds with it... got to get that break-in service done.. got over 800 miles on it now but i will be making her a trailer queen there though... lol.. got to take the bike about 130 miles to the shop so i dont wanna ride that far if that tech i talked to is wrong
 

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Mine did the same thing, Diddn't really tick at first but then picked up after 1500 or 2000 miles. I can hear it the loudest at around 40mph. I thought it was the fwd belt pully at first because it got faster as I excelled and it sounded like it was in theat area. kinda curious as to what your the shop says. keep us posted.
 

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Hey Yall- we got solid lifters. Not Hydraulic. So we are going to hear some ticking, just should not be gadually worse.
 

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sanderclause said:
Mine did the same thing, Diddn't really tick at first but then picked up after 1500 or 2000 miles. I can hear it the loudest at around 40mph. I thought it was the fwd belt pully at first because it got faster as I excelled and it sounded like it was in theat area. kinda curious as to what your the shop says. keep us posted.

In all fairness I did wear ear plugs for wind purposes the first 1000 miles or so. I don't wear them anymore, switched to a bandana around the ears. So that may be my problem. Just might seem worse now that i'm not using plugs. I never thought it was a problem seeing is how its talked about so much on here.
 

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Does anyone have an update on this? I came across this thread and I ended up on the floor next to my bike to see if I hear any ticking! And wallaa, there is ticking! Now I can't stop think about it! Someone did mention that it is the fuel pump and others say it the lifters, is there a conclusion?
 

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Yeah, I noticed this when I got my bike. It drove me crazy at cruising speeds. I have the cobra pipes on now so it drowns a lot of it out. I think its part of owning a v-twin. I came from my first bike, a sport bike which has super close tolerences to a cruiser that does'nt. The ticking was screaming to me but yet noone around me seemed to hear it. I noticed it was louder when I was running super unleaded in the bike when I first got it. I then switched to regular and it got a little quiter. I've since learned to ignor it. But I still find myself sometimes listening to it and getting aggrivated. Thats why I try to remember to put my Ipod on when I ride.
 
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