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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch in....... "CLANK"..? Plz Help!

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So I started noticing this sound that just started a week or so ago. I actually heard it first when I was down shifting and went from 5th to 4th and let off throttle, it went "clank" then if I goosed jt I could hear the "Clank". With that said, it was still kinda hard to duplicate like that so I just forgot about it the next day and went on with riding. Not 100miles out and noticed the "clank" again but this time it happens almost every time I pull in clutch lever when shifting. I went and redid the clutch adjustment thinking the jam nut might have came loose but no such luck, its still their...... Anyone wanna help me before I end up taking a couple hr ride to the dealer? Thank


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 07:53 AM
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Compensating sprocket or primary chain adjustment are two possibilities.
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Ya, I'll be making a trip to the dealer today to get it taken care of. Does a inner race or throw out bearing sound like this when going south too? I checked the compensator nut but it was tight.


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So I called the dealer, already got the "thats normal, but bring it by so we can make sure" speech. So my Appt. is at 2pm, need some quick responses if possible. When you guys pull in the clutch do you get a clank? Not the clank of shifting but just when riding and wen attempting to shift gears, you pull in clutch and get some kind of a clankin sound as clutch is being pulled?


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Sounds to me like the primary chain tensioner may have taken a dump, not real common, but could happen.

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So I called the dealer, already got the "thats normal, but bring it by so we can make sure" speech. So my Appt. is at 2pm, need some quick responses if possible. When you guys pull in the clutch do you get a clank? Not the clank of shifting but just when riding and wen attempting to shift gears, you pull in clutch and get some kind of a clankin sound as clutch is being pulled?


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What was the out come with the noise from your tranny. I got the same noise coming from my 2013 Road Glide custom with only 4,200 Km on the clock.
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What was the out come with the noise from your tranny. I got the same noise coming from my 2013 Road Glide custom with only 4,200 Km on the clock.
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They said it was normal amd that they all do it. I went out tonight for a ride and noticed the primary is becoming loud with a metal on metal grinding/chattering louder then normal. I dunno exactly whats going on. Only heard assumptions so far


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They said it was normal amd that they all do it. I went out tonight for a ride and noticed the primary is becoming loud with a metal on metal grinding/chattering louder then normal. I dunno exactly whats going on. Only heard assumptions so far


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Well if this is going to be normal on a new bike it well be the last HD for me. I had a few HD over the years and none of them this this, plus mine is giving me lots of top end noise and no this is not normal, but if I take it in I well get the same they all do it bull $h|t..
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Don't you get sick and tired of being told that its normal or it has to break in or we weren't able to duplicate it. I love my bike but that shit pisses me off. I had my 12 RGU in because the front brake was pulsing and they told me I needed to get use to abs brakes turns out it was a bad rotor. But the knocking in the primary and the shifter kicking down when I'm up shifting I was told its because I took the heal shifter off. I mean they think we stupid its just makes it where you don't even want to take it in because their just going to give you a line of crap


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My 2012 RG makes more noise than any HD i have ever owned,and yes my bike makes the clunk when letting of the throttle at low speed,top end is still quite for now,my 01 RG with 60,000 miles on it and a hot 95 inch motor never made the noises this bike does,every day i throw my leg over this 2012 i wish i could get my 01 back

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