Valve tapping on turn

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by SeaRider04, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. SeaRider04

    SeaRider04 Active Member

    Everytime I got off highway and go on the 360* exit ramp right hand turn, 30-35 mph, 3rd gear, about 3/4 of the turn, the valve starts tapping and when I completed the turn and straight back upright, noise went away, the oil level is full. I couldn't find a 360* left turn exit ramp to try and see if the valve are also tapping when doing left turn. Is that normal?.
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    The only thing that comes to mind is that with the shape of the oil tank making a right sweeper at speed that oil would transfer to the left side of the tank and the pickup and return is on the right side of the horseshoe shape tank so it may be oil starvation but I highly doubt this is the case. If you have an oil pressure gauge on the engine, check the pressure when this happens.