Question about 2001 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic

1 Answer

When I hit a bump it sounds like my bike is bottoming out. The noise is pretty loud. Is this a frame problem, shocks, or drive belt problem?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 4,565 Answers

If your bike's suspension is bottoming out, it'll feel just like it did when you rode off the curb on your bicycle when you were young. Instead of the suspension absorbing the shock, you'd get a bone jarring slam when the suspension runs out of it's travel. In this case, you need to put more air pressure in your suspension system on your Ultra. If it is not an air suspension, adjust the rear shocks to a tighter preload and put a heavier weight oil put in the front forks.

Check the tension of the drive belt by having someone measure the deflection of the belt when ten pounds of force is applied to the middle of the lower belt run with you sitting on the bike. It should be about a 1/2" or so. Some bikes are different and since I don't have an owner's manual for all of them, I'd suggest calling the service department of your local dealer. They should be able to tell you the setting. They also sell a special tool for applying the ten pounds of force to the belt. It's not expensive either.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on May 20, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What could be making a loud clanking noise at 30+mph..the engine runs smooth...yamaha virago 1998


If not an engine problem then it sounds like something is loose (sorry to state the obvious). Could it be your sidestand because as you are checking for the visible, the stand will be down as you look around the bike and is only up when riding. Hitting a bump or normal vibration could cause it to hit against something (exhaust, frame etc.)

Oct 12, 2014 | Yamaha Xv 250 Virago S Motorcycles

1 Answer

Bumping noise in rear of Buick LeSabre


If you have fitted new shockys I suggest you check the travel of the units as it sounds as if they are bottoming out Pistons hitting bottom of internal cylinder.

May 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I need help with my 1994 pontaic grand am. I just bought the car and it has a terrible clunking noise in the front mostly when I turn the wheel. What could this be? Could it be tie rod, cv joints,shocks or...


Jack up the wheel and see if it has play up and down and left and right. Have someone watch inboard as you move it. A bad cluck will usually show itself.

Jan 12, 2011 | 1994 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

Clicking in wheels whn turning either way .Also a LOUD poping sound when just driving straight ,But not all the time.


This is your CV joints in your drive shaft(s). Check your CV boots, you will probably find them dirty and greasy, and that grease has been slung in your wheel wells is from your broken CV boots.
I would suggest taking your vehicle to a reliable auto center, and getting a quote for repair.
Please let me know.

Feb 10, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

4 Answers

When going over a bump it sounds like something is hitting something in the wheel well


have the front end inspected but if you have never changed your struts, this could be likely.

Jan 24, 2010 | 2005 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

My front end is making very loud noises every time


same thing thats wrong wth mine ur bushings r bad. replace ur upper and lower ball joint and dont no proper name 4 it but outer tie rod goes to bushing on wheel change it.thats what im trying to figure out how to change.good luck

Jan 07, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

1 Answer

Loud noise when i hit bumps and turn the sterling


chances are that noise is the ball joints telling you they are dry and have no grease and they should be replaces fairly soon

Nov 04, 2009 | 1999 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

LOUD CLANGING NOISE


also check all your suspension bushings make sure they are all good. spare tire holder maybe? make sure none of the rear leaf springs are broken. also make sure all the bolts holding the bed down properly. make sure it isnt your tailgate either... could pretty much be anything. just make sure you bushings are good and everything is tight.

Jun 20, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

1 Answer

Possible shock?


Yes! if you have struts the shock mounts cound be shot,Also check to see your exhaust isn't missing any hangers,that makes noise too,when the pipe clunks against the frame.Good Luck !

Nov 23, 2008 | 2007 Pontiac Aztek

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Logo

651 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

Gills Lango

Level 2 Expert

195 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...