Tapping Noise

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Tapping Noise

Postby nevada4419 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:01 pm

Last week after riding my 84 Interstate I noticed a fairly loud tapping noise in the engine when I pulled back into the drive way. That was 4 days ago, so this morning I warmed the engine up and the noise is gone. Any ideas what it may have been, thanks?

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Re: Tapping Noise

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:42 pm

The fuel pump can make a fairly loud "tapping" or "clicking" sound at times. If the sound comes back, you can touch the fuel pump to see if the noise coincides with the vibration felt in the pump. Mine made a lot of racket for about 6 months before quitting outright.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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