I know that HD has never really been known for having quiet transmissions. I feel that mine is abnormally clunky. It has the usual loud smack going into first just like most, except every single gear change is that loud, even going into 6th. Along with that, there is a very audible clash that sounds identical to shifting if I twist the throttle any faster than glacially slow. I know I'm not the greatest at explaining so if needed I might be able to get a video in the next couple days depending on how work goes. The bike info is: '12 RGU, 49k miles when I bought it in January, I've put about 1500 on, the dealer I bought it from did all of the maintenance at the required intervals, including oil changes, and showed me the records. I'm not a huge fan of taking my bikes to the stealership unless it's serious work. Also, not sure if it may be related but it is extremely difficult to get this bike into neutral, starting from 2nd I have to put my heel on the back arm of the shifter and my toe on the front and put pressure on both, then ever so slowly push my toe down until it catches that half click. It will not go into neutral from 1st unless the engine is off and I reach down and do it by hand.
2012 Road Glide Ultra
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