Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Bloomingdale, IL
So I searched a bit at work today about what I have going on and there's some similar posts about it but they seem to have more symptoms than I do, so I'm not really sure about it.
I bought my, new to me, '12 RGC about 3 months ago with 1433 miles on it. The dealer I bought it from had no record of the 1k service being done, so I took it in to have it done a couple of weeks ago, just so I KNEW it was done.
Mobil 1 Syn. in the engine.
HD F+ in the primary
Redline Shockproof in the tranny.
I will be going Redline for all 3 from here on out, I just had some left overs I wanted to use.
Anyways, I got the bike back, she ran tip top: better, smoother shifting, seemed to run cooler, etc.
So this past weekend me and a couple buddies went for a cruise, put about 120 miles on. Everything ran fine. Picked up my girlfriend and we did a little ride and grabbed some dinner.
When I was riding back to park the bike, something just felt off on the left side by my foot. I know this may sound cheesy but the only way I can describe it is, something just felt loose inside somewhere. Bike seemed to be shifting fine. With the 2 of us on the bike, I'm sure it had to work a bit more to get going but nothing major. At first, I thought maybe it was just my bell smacking the bottom of the bike.
When I got back to the house, I parked it, and walked up to open the garage and when I got back on it, I threw it into first and scooted up the driveway but when I let the clutch lever out, it made a loud "smack" that sounded like I was shifting. One of my buddies was there and heard it too.
I was doing between 5 & 10 mph and after I got it in the garage, just sitting on the bike, engaging and disengaging the clutch, it made no "smack" sounds.
Due to work and life, I haven't had a chance to ride it again, but this ha been bothering me all day.
I see all the posts about possible compensators taking a dump or bearings getting blown or worn out and I'm starting to wonder if I may be doing some serious damage. Some of the posts have riders that have been dealing with that clunking for years.
Any thoughts? I'm going to try to get it out tomorrow but we have some rains coming in so who knows.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Did I fuck up my ride? Bike's got about 2800 miles on it now.
--2012 Road Glide Custom--Gone But Not Forotten
Last edited by JDisMe; 07-06-2016 at 06:40 PM.