View Full Version : 1995 Sporty making a weird sound...

08-27-2012, 8:50 PM
Hey guys.

My bike started making a weird ticking from the front cylinder.

Dont really get it, but here is a link to some audio, its sorta hard to seperate, but its the Higher pitched ping sorta noise.



08-27-2012, 8:54 PM
Idk jack about harleys but possibly the hydraulic valve adjustment or maybe the exhaust leaks once warm.

08-29-2012, 4:39 PM
sounds like a lifter to me slap'n the valve and rocker. I would check your pushrods for clearance and collapse then check your rollers on your cam.
That is if your good on oil?

08-29-2012, 4:45 PM
That is a lifter or a bent rod. More likely a bad lifter.

08-30-2012, 5:37 AM

01-20-2014, 3:19 AM
That is a lifter or a bent rod. More likely a bad lifter.

Man I have the same problem with my 2000 sport. Had a click before I went big bore with thunderstorm heads and flat top pistons from another bike I had. Just changed all 4 lifters, pushrods, and rockers tonight with know good ones. Still have a serious tick when my bike gets hot. I don't wanna run the bike anymore. Don't wanna fuck these heads/valves up. Any suggestions?