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Transmission noise 35000 miles and I'm noticing more and more noise from trans. In Neautral and the clutch engaged the trans will spin up and makes a fair amount of noise (overall sound s the same from either side). Disengage the clutch and when the trans spins down the noise is gone. Is it just normal wear and tear or perhaps an inner primary or clutch bearing? Running Syn3 in the trans and switched to Amsoil but only a slight improvement. Clutch has been adjusted etc. and the trans drain plug did not show any real fillings on it just the dull grey mater that you normally see?

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Hi Kevin, 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. Have a nice day.

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

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SOURCE: noise in trans or in primary chain

It sounds like the primary drive chain is loose. The way I adjust mine is to take off the upper left inspection cover, start the bike and slowly tighten the adjuster until it starts to wine, then back off until it stops. Rev it slowly and listen for a wine. No wine good to go.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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Does the noise sound like a whining noise or goes up and down in tone when you reve the bike in nutral? If it does the primarly drive chain needs to be adjusted. Under the bike you will see a bolt with a slot on the end of it and a nut around the bolt. This is the bolt for the chain tightner or nylon adjuster. On the same side of the bike you will see a small cover about couple of inches long with two screws in it holding the cover on. This is the primary drive chain inspection hole. You need to remove the cover and with a good flash light you will see a chain. Make sure the bike is shut off, keys removed and properly secured so it wont move. I recommend a small screwdriver to stick in there to see if you can move the chain up and down. If you can move the chain up and down more than 3/8 of inch it needs to be adjusted by turning the slotted screw clock wise a quarter of a turn. Check the chain after you made the quarter turn for starters and see if the drive chain tighten up. It should have tighten up. Keep turning the screw the same way until the primary drive chain has about 3/8 slack in it. Once again do not tighten the chain so you cant move it. The chain has to have some slack in it or it will or you will damage other components. You may also want to call the harly davidson dealer and give them the model of your bike and they should tell you the adjustment range. I run mine at 3/8 and have no problems. Also have you ever changed the transmission fluid? That would not hurt as well after you have done the above. Before you do the above chain adjustment, you will need to run the bike for a few minutes to operating temparature before the adjustment to allow for expansion.

Once you have made the adjustment, you will haft to place a screw driver in the slotted end of the bolt and use a good oepn end metric wrecnh to tighten the nut. Becareful not to over tighten the nut or it will casue stripping of the threads. Then replcae the chain cover and make sure the gasket looks ok before assemblying it. Its a good idea to pick up this gasket for a few bucks as you have about a 50/50 chance it will leak a little if you use the old one. Someone always asks me how tight do I tighten the bolts or screws. I simply say to them try and remember what it felt like when you had to loosen them. apply the same force to tighten them.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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are you using good quality , high octane fuel?

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch wont dis engage cant find nuetra;

You either need to adjust your clutch, you have too much oil in your primary, or your throwout bearing has failed.

To adjust the clutch, follow the clutch cable until you find the rubber bellows near the down tubes of the frame. Slide the bellow up or down to gain access to the adjuster. Loosen the lock nut and adjust the adjuster inwards making the cable as short as possible.

Now, remove the derby cover on the outer primary cover. In the center of the clutch assembly you'll see an adjuster screw and locknut. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster clockwise until you feel a resistance. You don't want to force the adjuster screw as you'll start to release the clutch, go in just until you feel resistance. You may wish to do this several times until you get the feel for it. Once you feel the resistance, back out 1/2 to 1 full turn and lock the locknut. Reinstall the derby cover.

Now, go back to the cable adjuster and adjust the adjuster outward, making the cable longer, until you get about an 1/8" freeplay at the clutch lever. Lock the locknut and reposition the bellows. This should allow your clutch to release.

If you have too much oil in your primary, it will cause your clutch to drag and make it impossible to find neutral with the engine running. The oil level should be no higher than the bottom of the clutch spring with the bike standing straight up.

If you're experiencing difficulty shifting through the rest of the gears, You may have lost a throw out bearing. To replace the throwout bearing, you'll have to pull the chrome clutch release cover off the right side of the transmission.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I determine if my clutch is bad or it is the presure plate

This is strange. I've seen clutches drag and I've seen them slip but never both. If I had to take a guess, and that's exactly what this is, I'd guess that it was either something with the clutch cable or the release mechanism on the right side of the tranny. Evo clutches are very good clutches as compared to the earlier ones.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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