- Jan 12, 2015
- rocket touring 2012
Sorry Alan just sitting here on pain killers and thought i would try some humor !!!! Ok so it won't become my day job. all the same your bike is almost new so the first thing I would do is run the bolts as it sounds like something is expanding when the bike warms up. thing like all the exhaust bolts and shields even the cross over and where the header pipe dumps down. all this will kind of be in your area. While your at it keep a eye on the header bolts as they loosen up when new and make a rattle sound also. as for in the engine the lower right hand side of the engine is crank, crank balancing shaft in which both run the length of the engine on the right side. the rear flywheel and stater fit on the back of the crank. other then that most of the moving parts are on the right side of the engine. I am not saying you are hearing things but I think you should spend the time and check the bolts as you would not believe how many times one has been the culprit.
Hopefully it is yours or something you hearing from a different area like the slop in the lifter piece which does rattle. After you check the bolts we shall move on. Mean while I will ponder on it a bit more.
Now above ride Free had to have his taken apart and rebuilt. Maybe he knows what they replaced to fix the problem. Just in case as Ride free is one of the few that I have heard of that need complete engine work on a new motor which is a bummer but in the scheme of things that is a low percentage.