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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down EVO noise?? hurting my checkbook

I have a 93 FLHTC that has started a problem when the gas was not turned off, in turn filling the crankcase, and the primary. I rode it 200 miles home like this. Changed the oils and adjusted the float on the Carb (drain hose was pinched). I have now developed a noise at idle that i have been chasing with my checkbook, hoping for the best. I did find a lifter with a bad roller bearing, changed all 4 of them, put in crane adjustable pushrods, changed base gaskets and head gaskets due to base gasket leaking. The noise (Slap or Tick) is at idle only, it runs as good as it ever did Idles for 10 minutes or more and good top end power. I Checked the cam bearing and it has been replaced all ready with a torrington, pulled the screen and no shavings or trash. Oil pressure about 5 PSI @ Idle. I checked for wear of the cylinders and looked @ The piston skirts but see no wear. I pulled the primary and changed the clutch basket bearing cause it felt like it had a tight spot. Please, Am I hearing lower end noise? If so what are my best options? I've had everyone from A Professional Indy mechanic with a dyno, to an old shovel riding hippie look at it and I get differing opinions. I'm at the point that I will ride it till it blows, at least then I will know what I'm up against. Any help is appreciated, Thanks!!!

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49 views and ain't got no news. If nobody knows, I'll ride it till she blows!!
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Hey Jordan!

Sorry to hear of your problems. First, let me say that it is a tradition here at the forum (and most forums, for that matter) to go to the new member section and introduce yourself. It allows the members to get to know you, etc. It will also get you more attention here as well.

Also, you might want to post a little more detail on the noise you're hearing. I'm currently experiencing a problem like yours, although it may not be as severe. It's a little rattle/ticking noise in the primary.

Anyway, good luck amigo and welcome to the forum. There are some great folks on here who have years and years of knowledge and experience.

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Try adjusting your pushrod depth to .125" if you now have them set at .100"

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Pulling for you, man. You've done a yeoman's job so far. Kainam can turn water into wine, so trust him. The guy all but single-handedly ended apartheid.

Good luck and keep posting updates.

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Honestly, your poll is all over the place. What do you "want". How do you ride? How often?

Following Kainem's of adjusting the pushrods won't cost a dime.

I bit the bullet and got a factory fresh, but I want dependability and at least 100k of trouble free miles.

Indy build? Who, what's the budget? What's their reputation?

S&S - great, going racing? Looking for hi-performance and you have a lot of money? Go for it.

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Pulling for you, man. You've done a yeoman's job so far. Kainam can turn water into wine, so trust him. The guy all but single-handedly ended apartheid.

Good luck and keep posting updates.
Well, I did have some help from Bill Brasky...


Well, ok, Bill Brasky really is the one that ended apartheid....

I just took pictures for the newspapers.

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Hi, and yea Mongo, i'm learnin, i kinda wrote a lil something in the new member part, don't know what to say? And Kainam, I read in the pushrod deal on here about the TPI. I put some jim's lifters and what I thought would be some Crane quick change, but they ended up being just crane adjustables which may be 32 TPI Although the instructions said 3 turns, it may need a little more. Man how do you get a initial bleed on the lifters? i put them soaking in some oil and tryed to pump them in the container. I don't know if I did that right, that's an old automotive trick. Have ya'll ever heard of filling the crankcase with gas like I explained? I left the gas on for an hour or so and the overflow tube was pinched. I didn't realize what happened until after I got home. Should I change the crank seal if I get it to shut up? just wondering cause my other bikes would leave a puddle of gas if the float was high.I never ran across a pinched drain hose. It was routed behind the rear cylinder pushrod covers and pinched back there. I rerouted it to the front now. and readjusted the float.And Chief, thanks for chimin in, I'd be happy to turn ya'll on to some of my swamp water down here, it makes a hell of a brew!!!
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Hey GTRMan I want dependability and that 100,00 miles you talkin about! Would love to make the rally in Galveston! I got a few friends in Waco and Orange that are always hit me up for a trip that way. As far as the poll I just did that without really knowing what to do if the bottom end does let loose. I hear the factory swap is a good deal? but I have no idea what the factory swap cost? And you right, I'm about as good as the Independt shops around here, I can read a manual I just ain't got a press and a trueing stand or any other specialty tools. I will learn this forum thing and post some pics of my old bikes. Ya'll got alot more info on ya'lls i gonna have to try and edit my profile I guess. But really, thanks man to all of you!!!
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Well, I did have some help from Bill Brasky...


Well, ok, Bill Brasky really is the one that ended apartheid....

I just took pictures for the newspapers.
Easy, kainam. You're a great man, but you're no Bill Brasky. That Bill Brasky was a son of a bitch!

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