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I have a clinking noise coming from my primary case on decel .my bike is a 2007 harley ultra classic.there is evedence of the side links being impacted by the compensator. looks like someone hit the chain with a hammer. i recently had a stator replaced and the noise appeared after. i can send a photo of the primary chain.

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If you did not have the noise before the service, guess what caused it, yep the service. So something was not done properly.
It almost sounds as if the primary chain has too much slack and is hitting the inside if the primary case when in de-cel mode.
I am thinking that the primary chain tensioner has been improperly re-installed or damaged.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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