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Hi Anonymous, I'm sorry but I just loaned my listening ears to the lead technician at your local Harley Dealer so he could take your bike for a test ride and evaluate the noise. Good luck and have a nice day.
The easiest way to check this condition is to put your bike into a high gear (4th, 5th, or 6th, if you have it) and roll the bike forward. You don't need or want to have the ignition key turned on for this. If the motor is frozen, the rear wheel will lock up. If the motor is free, the rear wheel will slowly turn the engine over. The higher the gear, the easier a time you'll have of pushing the bike forward. Also, if you remove the spark plugs before you try this, the engine won't be creating any compression, and that will make it much easier for it to turn over, too.
If you haven't run the bike in a while, squirting a little bit of oil down each spark plug hole after you pull the plugs will also lubricate the sidewalls while the rear wheel moves the pistons up and down. That's a nice gentle way to get things moving again while minimizing cylinder wall scuffing.
Rear wheel drives like this have pinion gears with rachet pawls that allow them to go backwards freely while locking when the transmission drives them.
You need to take off your rear wheels and carefully remove the pawls. They look like little squareish metal shaft keys with springs under them. You should notice that the keys or pawls are covered in what looks like grease.....which is actually worm metal from the pinion gear and oil mixed together to form this pastey greasey substance. Clean all that stuff off and lightly oil *( light oil...3 in 1 kind of oil) and reassemble.
You should hear the nice clean clicking of the rachet pawls as you roll backwards again!
take spark plugs out and try turning engine over by putting it top gear and turn rear wheel by hand if it still doesnt turn then it mite be a dropped valve which will mean an engine top end strip down.
If your rear wheel is locked up in first and second gear with the engine running, this is not a good sign. Have you ever ran the bike without oil in the transmission? Every time I've seen this, the chain was thrown off the bike and it busted the cases. The oil leaked out of the cases and the transmission locks up. Generally, it locks in fifth gear but it could lock up in any or no gear.
Your problem sounds like something is wrong with the low gear-second gear "clutch gear". The clutch gear is gear that slides sideways on one of the transmission shafts to engage the proper gears. If the bike will roll when in neutral, these may be the only gears affected. If the bike will not roll when in neutral, your problem may be in countershaft. Either way, the transmission could be damaged.
Now, if you're talking about the rear wheel locking up if you try to push start the bike, this is because in low and second gear, there isn't enough mechanical advantage in the transmission to overcome the engine compression. Remember, you transferring torque through the transmission backwards when you try to push start the bike. Try starting the bike using third or fourth gear instead. Standing on the pegs and dropping onto the seat when you release the clutch helps.
Thats a strange one.For some reason it may be just locked in 2 gears at one time.Lift the bike of the ground onto some sort of stand.Don,t start it.Take the plug out.Run the rear wheel backwards and forward.Clicking the gears at the same time.This might 'unlock' a wound up box.Being off the ground you can't hurt it.Just try different gears and in both directions.I hope this helps,because its a strange problem if all was ok beforehand.Thanks
Pull off the cylinder head. Look in the bore. Can you see seize marks on the cylinder? Nine chances out of ten you are going to have to remove the cylinder anyway, so go ahead and do it now. Did the piston seize up? Remove the left side cover. Rotate the flywheel. Crankshaft free to move now?
If not, drain the oil and look at it. Any metal shavings, cork or bits of ground metal in it? Remove the left side cover. Look at the kick start gear. Is it "locked up" in the clutch hub? Remove the clutch hub. Will the crankshaft turn freely now? Put the bike on blocks and turn the rear wheel. Will it turn? While the wheel is turning, can you shift into neutral? When in neutral, can you hold the clutch shaft still while the wheel turns? Any funny noises while the wheel turns?
The piston may have seized the engine. The kick start mechanism or a bent shift fork may have locked up the engine. Gremlins may have done it. Something did, so let's find out what.
it will becaus ein gear the engine is trying to turn over with the wheel. thats how the thing goes, the engine turns the tranny which puts power to rear wheel, so if engine is off and you push while in gear you are reversing the process. you should get your starter checked i think its bad. your engine is not seized. . try this put the trans in say 3rd or fourth gear and try to push it, should be some resistance but you should be able to move it and turn the engine in the process. if you need further assistance you just need to call me so i can explain it