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  1. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Yeah I followed S&S instructions down to the second with stop watch and all. im exhausted but I’ll send some pics tomorrow. I have some witness marks on the lifters but I think that’s pretty normal wit( the oil hold there. I have few witness marks on the flat plat that separates the front gear...
  2. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Well I would have to go with option one and say it was me not thoroughly washing the heads when I got them back. I figured the heads guys wold be courteous enough to do that after paying that money. I do understand though. (Damnit) I never let it overheat. I was really careful about that.I dont...
  3. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    I only wiped the heads with a rag. and I ddi use some abrasives but on parts that were not mounted and washed thoroughly. is there any way to clean the motor without splitting the case?
  4. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Thermodyne, Ok so tearing this back down I found the wrist pins are very sloppy. That iw more then likely the cause of most of this do you think? Next there is absolutely no movement up and down on the crank but side to side play is right at .020. the book says thats when you change when over...
  5. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    So I drained the break in oil and there is a thick dark grey sludge on magnet. I don’t know if it’s the extra zinc they put in the break in oil or something else. Could be normal or just the first starts. when I turn the rods over in case by hand I can feel the bearings rotate but that I think...
  6. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Ok so looking u set magnify glass you can defiantly see some small debris. I don’t know that that would happen front and back like it does but for sure some of the issue
  7. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    These jugs are brand new from S&S. It’s the 98” big bore kit. This is the second time I’ve taken apart in 200 miles. I’m sure you don’t recall but you’ve been helping me for months about. Anyways yeah these jugs on first time together about 150 miles. Little more maybe close to 170 in between...
  8. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Ok thank you. Check this out. I took the heads off to find out where the oil is coming from and I have some scratches in back of front cylinder again. I honestly don’t know if I can feel them or not. Should I re hone these again and put some new rings on since I’ve got apart or this not as bad...
  9. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Mountainkowboy I’ve been just waiting on someone to say that. Thank you. I’ve got the roller rockers coming so I’ve tore top end back apart. Before I did I did both s Keshan down test and a smoke leak down test. Did not leak anywhere at all. I never list a single pound of air and smoke never...
  10. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Ok so I’m started. Is there supposed to be this much oil in these brand new heads. This is the exhaust side of each cylinder right behind the pipe. I removed pipes and this is what I see. It’s only been started like 10x since build and rode 21 miles. It was clean and shiny. When you put your...
  11. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Yes it’s straight 30 and I clayed rocker boxes and there’s actually more room in these boxes then stock. The bottoms are OEM only covers are aftermarket but they are really nice and have more clearance. Plus when I started I clayed the lids to be sure.
  12. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Well I got the roller rockers coming so I’m going to take back start with magnify glass and try and figure out how that oil got on top of the piston.iive done smoke pressure test, regular pressure test, compression test, oil pressure test, everything I can possibly do other then just slowly...
  13. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Will these shims work or no.
  14. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    No I’ve never had to shim one. So I would install the shim like if it was a flat washer correct. In between the rocker arm and plate with the shaft going through it. I should probably order some shims huh.
  15. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    I think I may have figured this darn thing out. Last night the wife and I decided to try one more time so I removed the rocker box cover and re-adjusted it all etc. I still dont have tank so I just hooked the charger up to it and turned it over so I cold start pumping oil up the rods and into...
  16. Best shocks for light riders?

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    The I ride suspension will actually go down when you stop and ride when you take off. I’ve heard it’s amazing system. The legends have a 12” instead of 13” also. it sounds like the Thundermax I ride would be the one though. You stop it will lower to the ground if that’s the setting you put in...
  17. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Yes I did change the cam plate I installed new s& s cam plate and there was three rings on the left side when facing engine. Of course the big one that goes into the crank case and there was two more along the left side. Is there any possible way you can send me pic of what you are talking...
  18. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Ok uncle salty I tested my compression gauge and it was dead nuts with my compress-or gauges on two different compressors. I also did another compression test tonight after adjusting the lash rods again and cold we was at about 203. that’s about right for the cam and heads and all the work we’ve...
  19. Best shocks for light riders?

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    I tell you the legends we bought are probably the best money I’ve spent on this bike and I’ve spent wsy too much momma says. o_O
  20. How loud can lifters actually be? What else can it be.

    Harley-Davidson Touring
    Ok so I have double and triple checked everything. I clayed the rocker covers and gauged the springs. We have .050 around all springs minimum. I actually even used a soft primer and put on the lower boxes just to make sure. It would have scratched the primer if rubbed but nothing. Pushrods not...
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