Worrying noise after stator replacement
I have a 2009 Vulcan Custom with about 23,000 miles on it. We just finished the stator replacement a couple months ago. I've had the bike out for 200-300 miles and all was good, battery was charging, levels were correct, and it rode fine.
Then, about 2 weeks ago, I start getting a sound from the engine, at idle, in the immediate area around the stator. It sounds like something was rubbing inside. I have a headlight modulator and when the modulator flashes the headlight, the sound changes with the flashes. The sound goes away at higher RPM.
I took it to a local shop and they took it apart and they're thinking it doesn't have anything to do with the stator. I was told it may be a bearing or maybe the oil pump. The mechanic said there was a pulley near the stator that had a little play and something else that was spring loaded that also had some play in it. He's just checking it out and will call later when they're more sure of what's happening.
Has anybody had an issue on the left lower side of the engine? The engine oil and filter was replaced when we got the new stator installed.
Any help is appreciated.
2009 Vulcan Custom SE
Mustang Vintage Seat
Saddlemen throw-over saddlebags
Kuryakyn Passenger Premium Miniboards
Headlight Modulator and Back Off Module
Gorilla 8007 Alarm