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Old 12-08-2011, 10:29 PM
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I have a 08 nightster that began making a rattling noise. I changed the oil with Harley 20/50 and oil filter. Days later after the oil change i noticed the bike started making this rattling noise. The gas smell is extreme now from the exhaust. I punch the throttle and it still goes but sputters and rattles. I thought it was bad gas, so I emptied it out and put new gas but still does the same. I have checked the oil and its fine. Does anyone know or have heard of this problem? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:25 AM
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I am by no means up on the nightster engine, but maybe this thread that I just happened to run across will shed some light on your issue.

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