Lifters in a 09 Sporty

  • tussuck
    tussuck
    23 days ago
    Hi,
    Question...  if the 2009 883L Sporty sits for about 3 days and is then started, it makes a rattle tappy noise from the right side (sounds like the cam area tbh).  Could this be a lifter (or more than 1) bleeding down as the bike sat?

    Mileage is 140,000km so its barely broken in so to speak.  
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    23 days ago
    Does it disappear after about 30 seconds?
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    23 days ago
    within 5-10 seconds its back to normal noise.  
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    23 days ago
    Sounds like a lifter to me, you might be able to pick which one with a stethoscope or a big screwdriver placed on the tappet guide with your ear on the handle.