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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 15 road king with a 103 that was made into a fuel moto 110 this past winter. It runs good but on occasion it sounds like a week lifter on fron cyl. The noise is intermittent last 5-10 seconds then it goes away. It is usually between 2-3 thousand rpms, Harley shop says its normal with bigger cams, Im running woods 999. Should I put in new lifters or any suggestions, Harley said run it but Im looking for second opinions here.
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I have a 15 road king with a 103 that was made into a fuel moto 110 this past winter. It runs good but on occasion it sounds like a week lifter on fron cyl. The noise is intermittent last 5-10 seconds then it goes away. It is usually between 2-3 thousand rpms, Harley shop says its normal with bigger cams, Im running woods 999. Should I put in new lifters or any suggestions, Harley said run it but Im looking for second opinions here.
Did ya change out the lifter springs perchance ?
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Not sure,dont think so. they reused my screaming eagle lifters with 7500 miles on them. Should I try adjusting the pushrods I didn't do the build then I guess I would no for sure if there adjusted right.
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Not sure,dont think so. they reused my screaming eagle lifters with 7500 miles on them. Should I try adjusting the pushrods I didn't do the build then I guess I would no for sure if there adjusted right.
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Where can I find how to adjust lifters on my 15 road king I have adjustable push rods, Just need instructions if someone has the patience to tell me how , I didn't see it in my manual.
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Lifter noise

It wont be in the manual. Factory are solid push rods.

Depending on your make of rods depends on how the my get adjusted. The process to adjust is the same, but depending on thread pitch etc will determine how many turns or flats you adjust to.

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So I can do both pushrods on the front cylinder then go to the rear, and start all over?
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I would suggest S&S lifters(what we use) and set them to .140" pre-load.

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If adjusting them doesn't take care of it, I have no problem with the S&S lifters. At this point I want to get them adjusted properly first since I didn't do them I don't no that its correct.
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Go to the S&S website tech section, good vid on adjusting pushrods.
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