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Is there anything to help with trans clunking and top end noise

I was wondering if there was any simple things to help with trans clunking and top end noise

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I use redline trans fluid and Penn "green oil". I don't have issues with either. The redline trans fluid is the cats ass!

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Do you put the Penn "green oil" in primary and motor

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I use redline trans fluid and Penn "green oil". I don't have issues with either. The redline trans fluid is the cats ass!

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Hayden primary chain tensioner for the clunk, IDK about the top end noise.

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Harleys have always made noises. Check the oil threads. Be prepared to be really confused. I wear earplugs for wind protection but they do help with engine noise but not the tranny clunk.


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+1 on Redline in the transmission. It will lesson the clunk and the 5th gear whine. Harley's are noisy by nature. If your top end noise is unusually loud you'll know it or someone else will let you know when they hear it.

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I just changed to amsoil 20/50 and all the top end nose went away. Amsoil 75/140 in the Trans and no more clunk

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I only use the Penn Oil in the motor. I use Drag Specialies Primary fluid in the primary. The redline trans fluid is great stuff. It climbs all over the trans and covers everything! I don't have noises. Some buddies switched to my set up because it's so much quieter...even with the woods 777 cams.... I used to run amsoil in everything and had some racket...especially with the shifter clunk!

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+1 on the redline in the trans. Definitely less clunky. The twin cams have always been top end noisy to me.

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