I own a 1997 Heritage Softtail and ive recently started hearing a squeak when the engine is hot and the bike is in gear moving at any speed, I can pull the clutch in and the squeak stops but when i let out on the clutch the squeak starts back. I do not hear this noise in neutral or any other time besides when im in gear and rolling. I Have checked my belt tension, and my chain tension both seemed fine and oil is at the correct level.
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Sounds like a slipping belt. I had a Dodge Ram with a cummins engine that would squeak when turned off it was the surpatine belt that making the squeak as the engine stopped the fan was still moving a touch. Should be nothing to worry about but check the belt for wear and glazing. Change it if need be.
to determine the actuall adjustment to the clutch lever run ur machine as normal on the 2nd gear and then reduce the speed teh gear will slip tightn up the lever till tht play goes away ..and do let me know
hey you didnt say the year when you say it whines the noise is from gear engagement lash (gap) you probaly have 10-50 or 20-50 oil in it to get it quiet put GL70-GL90 (gear lube 90 is easer to find and works great they harley used to use it in older bikes now they try to use the same oil 20-50 in everything engine, trans ,primary, hope this helps
have you had any peformance work done to it at all because sometimes if you have a performance exhaust put on it will hesitate in lower gears. because a dynojet graph should be able to show you where she dips at or gets hesitant and im guessing being that you have a power commander on it that you have fuel injection or that piece of equipment would be pointless. But if you have had the power commander on first and then put say new screaming eagle air intake or a different exhaust or say a different cam the power commander wouldnt acknowledge that that is there. Every motor that harley davidson makes is different and in a way you really should switch to a harley davidson race tuner because most of the dealerships i know of thats the only program they got for there harleys. That or when you got the power commander hooked up the guy that was running on the dynojet didnt set it up properly and your feeling a little bit of dips. Really ideally a harley davidson should run at an air fuel mixture of 13.8 i always preferred running them a little richer then lean. Plus if you tried to map your fuel system with the power commander at your house that could have drastic effects on how the bike runs because you really should get that tuned on a dynojet. because fuel mapping is definatly not something to mess with off your home pc and try it because ive seen people who have mapped there own bikes and when put on a dynojet ive seen there sportsters and softtails sound like rockets but were only getting 25 40 hp at about 3600 rpm. but i would try to get somebody to dial in that power commander first because i dont see why it should hesitate every 10 mphs