rebuilt engine with rocker box noise
just installed a rebuilt 80" in my 90 softail. getting a lot of clatter out of the exhaust side of the front rocker box. builder says to bring her in, but they are 2 plus hours away and its a heavy bike to load into the truck. i searched and found that, because of the valve angle of the front exhaust it is not uncommon for the pushrod to hit the tube. the engine has new rocker boxes and one person wrote of the valve spring hitting on a casting flaw. for convenience sake i'm going to pull the valve cover and take a look ( by the way, it has adj pushrods and the lifters were not changed, but i did pull the tube and the pushrod did not seem to have any clearance indicating a collapsed lifter.). anything else i should be looking for in there? thanks for your input.......