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2001 Sportster Hammer 1250 kit with impact head service and Andrews N4 cams, Dyntek ignition. started with 1250 kit added cams and impact head work a couple years latter. had an issue with the wrong cam cover gasket which fit but wrong year started the bike tried to run a little thinking new start up oil needed to circulate. stop bike Hammer called the next day said they sent wrong gasket. I replaced and since engine knocking, don't believe its rod knock no up-down a little side to side. any suggestions Thanks, any way to upload a video/sound clip?
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2001 Sportster Hammer 1250 kit with impact head service and Andrews N4 cams, Dyntek ignition. started with 1250 kit added cams and impact head work a couple years latter. had an issue with the wrong cam cover gasket which fit but wrong year started the bike tried to run a little thinking new start up oil needed to circulate. stop bike Hammer called the next day said they sent wrong gasket. I replaced and since engine knocking, don't believe its rod knock no up-down a little side to side. any suggestions Thanks, any way to upload a video/sound clip?
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...I replaced and since engine knocking, don't believe its rod knock no up-down a little side to side. any suggestions?...
Your lifters are suspect if the "wrong" gasket kept them from getting oil.
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Did you relube the cams, etc. with a lubriplate or something when you replaced the gasket?
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Did you relieve pressure on the cams when you removed the cam cover?
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How loud the knock, if very loud, check cams placement, if only a tick, your rocker shafts. They are simple engine.
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If you have the wrong cover gasket, one of the oil galleries could have been blocked, starving whatever it feeds of oil. Not good.

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A mechanics stethoscope are cheap and will help you pin where the knock is coming from.
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