Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic
Purchased new; now has 14,000 miles. Fifth gear (only) exceptionally noisy; sounds a lot like valves clattering. Other gears (1 - 4, 6) sound normal. Dealership mechanics say not to worry, but none of the "loaner" bikes they've provided during service calls are as noisy as mine is in 5th gear.
I own a 1997 heritage 1340-evo. High pitch noise in idle and up through all RPM's.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Wow, valves and other related engine noises don't care what gear you are in, they still make the noise. However your motor may be "lugging" in 5th gear which can cause a symptom of an engine related issue.
You may have an issue with the actual gearbox its self.
There is a primary drive chain that may be worn which will cause excessive noise in top gear because it is putting the greatest load on the engine. This is what connects the engine to the transmission. I think there is a tensioner for your model that will allow you to adjust the free play in the primary drive chain. If not I strongly recommend replacement because this will cause major damage if it breaks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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