• Question My wife has a 2007 Shadow Saber with low mileage and it has developed...

    Question, My wife has a 2007 Shadow Saber with low mileage and it has developed a tapping in what seems like the rear head. We have had it in the shop and worked on but it is still happening. Has anyone had the same problem???

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    • Haven't heard of this before. Maybe check other forums to see if anyone else had issues like that. Does the bike seem to preform differently?

    • bike runs but sounds like a harly at time

    • Had the carbs been worked on before? Maybe it needs a fine adjust on the air mix screw...?

    • oh okay

    • and more ideas

    • It could be anything really, but I'd try the screw first. Check spark and so on. Good luck!

    • thank you

    • Your valves are above the "head" A lean fuel mixture can cause the valves to "slap." Also, a valve could be out of adjustment, or bent, if the bike was over-revved.