Softail has only done 75,000km
I'm thinking the problem is a lifter, or a broken rocker.
The softail has only done 75,000km and has not been ridden hard. Top end rebuild at 45,000km due to a head base cover leak on one cylinder, a known problem with this model. That repair was done by a Harley dealer.Though thats not saying they repaired the bike properly either. New piston rings were installed, valves redone. I did not find any broken motor pieces in the recent oil change, just a few small metal flakes on the outside of the oil filter. I very much doubt there would be metal pieces flying around inside the motor.She would have seized with the miles I have clocked up in the last week. Is a mystery this one, the bike could run for another 12 months, then again could fail next week. Will replace the lifters and will have a look under the rocker boxes.
Thanks for all the advise.