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Harley Lifters Position

Should the oil holes in the Harley lifters face each other or it doesn’t matter?? George Via Email George, We always face the oil passages toward each other on Evolution motors. On Twin Cams, it should not matter but it is best to always keep organized working habits. Related Videos: Cam Chain Tensioner Shoe Class…

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Harley Davidson Twin Cam 103 Ticking Sound

2012 FLTRU Harley Davidson Twin Cam 103 ticking sound starts on cold start up (21,000 miles). It seems to go away after engine is warm. Bike still under warranty and dealer is suggesting carbon build up in head, wants to tear down engine. Not comfortable with that procedure. Bike runs great. Anything else that can…

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Hydraulic Tappets

Q: I wonder if you can help me on a topic. Is there any information on stripping, rebuilding and priming standard hydraulic tappets on a twin cam 88? I can’t find anything online about this. I have stripped them and put them back together again, no problem. I just wondered if I needed to fill…

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Noisy Tappet

I have a 02 Road King and it seems to have a noisy tappet, sounds like when you were adjusting the lifters on a old Chevy, a clacking sound. The Harley dealer says some make more noise than others, doesn’t sound normal to me, it is louder at higher rpms when I am riding at…

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