Question about 2000 Harley Davidson FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide
Still rattling (see my first post) You can definitely tell that it is coming from the primary. Chain has been adjusted. Any other thoughts as to what could be loose or what the problem/s are?
Well, there are a few more things in the primary that can cause a rattle but I would not think you'd be having these problems on a bike as new as yours.
While you had the primary cover off, did you check the nut on the sprocket shaft and the nut that holds the clutch assembley on? The Sprocket shaft nut torques to 150-165 foot pounds of torque and the mainshaft nut that holds the clutch assembly on torques to 70-80 foot pounds LEFT HANDED. You'll need a primary locking tool, something to keep the engine and primary parts from turning while you torque the components. The Mainshaft nut that holds the clutch on is behind the adjuster plate with the snap ring holding it in the middle of the clutch assembly.
Check the alternator rotor and see if it "wiggles". Take a long bolt about 1/4" or 5/16" diameter and wedge it in one of the holes in the rotor. Try to wiggle the rotor. If it wiggles, for some reason your sprocket shaft extension is not up against it correctly. If you do pull your compensator and clutch assembly off, pull the rotor off and check the magnets as well.
Now, there is only one other thing that I know of in that area the will cause a noise. If you can't find anything else, pop the sprocket shaft seal out and take a look at the outer Timken bearing. I have seen one in my time that was bad. If for some reason this bearing is bad, it could be causing a problem but it's highly unlikely.
Now, try a few other things as well. Does the noise change when you hold in the lever disengaging the clutch? Is your primary adjuster the stock unit or has it been replaced with one of those "automatic" jobs? With the engine running, take a long screwdriver and attempt to locate the source of the noise by using the screwdriver like a doctor's stethascope.
It's sure difficult to troubleshoot a bike when you can't hear it. For years I told people that I couldn't fix a bike over the phone and now look what I'm doing. LOL Anyway, Good Luck and let me know if you find anything. I'll keep scratching my head or where ever to see if I can think of something else.
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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