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I have a noise coming from the clutch that ceases when i pull the clutch lever

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Sounds like clutch plates are worn out so get them replaced!
asap! before you contminat the oil too much or it fails completely

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Clutch lever operation stiff and very noisy the type of noise you would relate to something seizing up. Since this started the neutral warning light has stopped coming on.

Cable? (oil it)
Clutch Spring issue, clutch plates maybe sticking together (happens when sits for a while).
Maybe pull the case, soak the plates in oil over-night/two.
If it is Hydraulic, then try bleeding the fluid (replace if old).
Good luck with it.
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Clutch lever operation stiff and very noisy ( the type of noise you would relate to something seizing up). Along with this the neutral warning light wont come on.

Check your clutch pushrod is clean and can move freely when operated. Otherwise it sounds like the clutch internals.

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Pull in clutch whing nosie

Did you properly adjust the clutch AND the clutch cable after you put in the new cable??? Is the whine only when you pull in the clutch lever and if so when does it start, first portion of lever movement or middle or when the lever is all the way to the handlebar grip??? NO noise when clutch is fully released????

Did you get the balls back into the ramp assembly correctly and install them with multi purpose grease to hold them in position while assembling. Also check that the rest of the parts were assembled correctly.

As a last point confirm that the new caqble assembly is the correct part.

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Thought throw out bearing was making noise,replaced bearing and clutch, noise is exactly the same

bad diagnose.? (full clutch mean, with fly pilot bearing NEW?)
parked, are you parked, ? and idling,?
so here are the real tests, if parked. (moving can be CV noise or other things, braking or?)

So you think the TO bearing is bad. ok. , that is always FIRST.
1: i remove all parts connected to the TO bell lever, (SLAVE Cyl)
just unbolt the slave, leave hoses alone. see lever and bellows boot?
the lever is now free in the bell port, for me to play with it by hand.
Hand testing, i do that , because, stuff can fail in all these parts.
I can in fact move the lever too, and fro.
I can take off the boot and see what happening, i can see the insides.
I can see it touch or not touch the TO bearing. ( this is POWER )
The power of sight and actions....

i pull back on the lever such that there is huge play now , from the
lever internal fingers and the bearing, (in neutral idling)
the lever is NOT touching the TO bearing. (see end of post for hints)
no noise now?
yes, no noise, bad TO bearing.
no, i still have noise. (TO is not touching anything now and can not make noise. its some thing else, out comes my $% stethoscope.

ok say the noise is unchanged, touching or not (lever)
the other noise maker.?
is the fly wheel pilot. (there are others, but we look at each 1 by 1 in order.
The pilot can sing (noise) when in gear, clutch pedal to floor.
this cause the fly wheel to go fast and the pilot shaft in the tranny to be
stalled, and puts max stress on the pilot. make noise now?
and increases with RPM , yes, bingo , full clutch was not full clutch was it (ponder that)
ok that tests passes. TO good, pilot good.
we not attack the tranny.
So in Neutral, clutch pedal not depressed.
The transmission front pilot shaft is now spinning
you year noise.
you depress the pedal to the floor, and the noise stops.
yes, bad tranny.

when young i blew a clutch almost every race, seen ever failure possible. all.

with engine off and slave off.
im playing with the lever, i look down the hole (port)
and see the end of the lever, is it captive in the TO slider ring.
yes, good
no bad install.
yes, is the TO sliding freely in the Pilot boss? or is the TO stuck or sticking, and is hard to retract the TO away from the PP pressure plate fingers? all these checks are hands on deal.
there are many checks to do, before jerking any gear box.

hint 2,
does the noise stop if you start a cold engine with all fan belts.
removed? then start engine and run for 2mins max?
yes, then its not the tranny.
its the P/S pump, A/c Compr. or the water pump or alternator bad.

i wish i was there, in 15min we;d have the source.
do ask questions, I have many .

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I have a 2007 ultra, I have noise coming from the primary when bike is in neutral and clutch lever is out,when Ipull in lever the noise stops

Pull the cover off and check the clutch, you might have a broken spring, or bad clutch plate. Rubber belt or chain? If it's a chain it could be loose and you need to adjust the tension.

Nov 04, 2013 | Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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I own a 2007 Harly Davidson Street Glide with the motor running n I am in 1st or 2nd gear I let off the gass I get a noise n when I engage the clutch the noise goes away

I'm not sure what you mean by "engage the clutch". If you mean when you pull the clutch lever, the noise goes away, I'd check the tension on my final drive belt. If the belt is loose, when the engine tries to slow the motorcycle down, the final drive belt tries to rise up off of the front belt pulley making it rub the underside of the starter to inner primary housing. When you pull the clutch lever in, you disengage the engine from the transmission and the engine breaking force is removed from the front pulley and the belt goes back down on the pulley.

Good Luck

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Ticking when cruising and not under load or going down hill

Not a lot of information to go on. I really need more. Is the sound coming from the engine, transmission, rear wheel, front wheel, or you just can't tell? Does it tick when going down the road with the clutch lever pulled in? While you have the clutch lever pulled in, turn the engine off and see if it goes away. Try different things in order to get a "change" in the noise. Once you find something that makes the noise change, then figure out why.

Now, you're ticking could be an exhaust leak somewhere. Look for black soot around the exhaust pipe joints. I could also be rock hung in your drive belt. Roll the bike and look on the inside of the belt for a small rock or something hung in it.

Ride Safe

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