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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Loud CLUNK sound at shut down

Anyone know what might be causing a loud , clunking noise when I shut down my 2013 RGC ? Seems to occur when the bike is hot. It just hit 15K miles and makes this sound almost every time I kill it. Weird thing is it's kinda random. Doesn't do it every time.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 12:24 PM
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Compensator going south just check here many treads on this sadly

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My first thought would be the compensator, but I would have to hear it. Can you tell what part/side of the bike it's coming from?

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im having same problem on my 13 ultra 24,000km but dosnt do it often just 1 or two times a day, i was thinking compensater as well but no noise starting bike yet.....
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Just dropped off my bike at the dealership ... First thing the service writer said was " sounds like the compensator "
I'll post the answer when I get it back. ( hopefully in a day or so )


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Start shopping for a compensator. Do you get any odd noises when you start the bike hot?

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Compensator is the common thought and I would have to agree. 15k seemed like the magic number for me... Did not matter which one. Vulcanworks solid sprocket at this point ~ no more compensator....

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Question for compensator problems. Those members that have had problems, have you taken it back to dealer and shown the problem and has the dealer said "O YEA that's a bad compensator" or do they tell you " Bring it back when it is totally trashed"? Will the warranty cover it while it still works even though it's sounds like the whole primary is coming apart?

Just wondering since mine is starting to clunk bad on shut down.


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Mine did that randomly, then started doing the loud bang on startup. Just got the compensator replaced last week. Tech said it was pretty chewed up. Got the latest and greatest version installed....... ESP rocks.








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I have read many posts about this problem. My experience is this. I would hear it randomly on shut down on a 1998 1200 Sportster for ten years, and never had a problem. I now ride a 2012 Roadglide Ultra with 35K miles, and it randomly makes a clunk on shut down as well. However, I have noticed with my Roadglide, if I shut it down with the bike in Neutral, -NO CLUNK! -Go figure? I have also noticed no "Hard Starts" as well. This is just my observation from my experience. Maybe try shutting the bike down in Neutral?

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