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Each time I decelerate on my 2001 Harley softail Deuce I hear a very audible "chirp" coming from the lower engine area. I'm guessing it's my clutch. It started shortly after I installed a "95" kit which increased the torque and hp. Do I need to replace the clutch pack... or what ?? PS. It's definitely NOT the drive belt.

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  • taaylormade Apr 24, 2010

    Thanks..... but,

    I've put a good 3500 miles on my bike since the 95 kit install and if anything, the "chirping" is more pronounced. Why on earth would the noise go away ??

  • taaylormade Apr 25, 2010

    Thanks but I guess I was looking for a more definitive answer. I'm still a bit confused on ftw1952's comment: "the noise should wear away on its own within 1000 miles". And, dj_relly999 commented that the clutch should be upgraded when any engine mods result in increased hp & torque. The dealer never mentioned a clutch upgrade when I had the upgrade work done. Anyway, I'll go ahead and replace the clutch pack and hope for the best.



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The chirpping noise is indeed the clutch. The noise should wear away on its own within 1000 miles if you can bear the chirpping

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Hi! Just a tip. On all performance parts upgrade, be it a motorcycle or automobile. Once you upgrade your torque and horsepower you will need to upgrade your clutch so that it can perform well. Hope this shed some light. Have a good one!

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