Question about 2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Checked motor mounts/ and idle.... only shakes at idle, its not the standard a-motor shake its pretty bad.
Hi Cmartyn1, and the usual suspects are:
1. Wheels and or tires unbalanced, worn or damaged.
2. Eng ine/ transmission/vehicle not aligned properly.
3. Primary chain badly worn or links tight as a result of insufficient lubrication or misalignment.
4. Engine to transmission mounting bolts loose.
5. Upper engine mounting bracket loose.
6. Ignition timing incorrect/poorly tuned engine
7. Internal engine problem.
8. Broken frame
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the engine mounts to the frame. these are isolated by rubber and you may have broken one gettin' on it at the light.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
You have a torn engine mount, if your bike is still under warranty get it to your dealer asap!!!!! The same thing happened to my 08 Superglide, the dealer was quick to fix it as I had no idea as to why my bike was shaking so badly. Also check that your tank mounts are tight too..
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
Check the nut on the steering neck. you may want to seriously consider swinging by the dealer as this is such a critical item.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
Harleys sure do some shaking. I would guess it has an issue with an engine mount either loose or worn out. I would try another dealer if one is near you.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Ok, that's better. This is an engine that has run well before but now something is wrong.
I could be a magnet on the stator but usually they'll make a loud knocking noise. But one magnet could have come loose and simply moved. The only way to find out is to pull the primary and the stator. It's much easier to do on that bike than it is a Shovelhead in that you do not have to pull the inner primary. If you find this to be the problem and you replace the rotor, make sure you check the rotor for good magnetism. Don't laugh, we installed on a few weeks ago and the alternator would not generate any electricity. Turned out the rotor magnets didn't have enough magnetism. You could tell by holding a screwdriver to the magnets, the new one just didn't hold the screwdriver like it should have. Installed the old rotor, everything was fine. Harley had a problem with a batch of them and they don't know where they're all at so check it out before you install it.
Also, with that many miles on the bike, you need to check the motor mounts, both front and rear. The rubber will seperate from the metal parts of the mount. Check the upper stabilizer link as well. Check the primary chain adjustment as well.
As long as the engine is running properly and not making a noise or missing, this is the only thing I can think of at the moment.
Good Luck with it.
BTW: I've got a '94 Wide Glide. I love it. Wouldn't trade it for a brand new Softail.
Posted on Jul 05, 2010
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