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Experience:  10 years as a mechanic and fabricator in a privately owned, local, custom bike shop.
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There is a slight ticking noise from motor. is this common

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there is a slight ticking noise from motor. is this common engine noise? I had the same sound with my 08 super glide. otherwise it runes great.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  P.J. replied 2 years ago.
It is common and is fine. It comes from the lifters. Some are just noisier than others. Guys have been chasing this for years and there seems to be no certain way to know whether they are going to be noisy or quiet. If you have a windshield the noise is amplified. I hope this helps. Thanks, P.J.