08 Ultra with Hard Loud shifting all gears

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Vibratinharley, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    :dknowToday on my return trip from 180 mile ride to the western part of PA, my transmission started shifting hard and with a loud clunk in every gear. I am so reluctant to take this back to dealer to have them tell me they can't find anything wrong like the last time I dropped it off with fuel smell and trans hard shifting concern. ( yep, was there before but really worse now). I even flat shifted it a couple of times hoping to break it so they would be able to find the problem easier. ( I know this is not right but anger management not working) Anybody having similar issues with their 08 6 speed? What could be causing this? Bike has 3400 miles on it....
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Did you check the obvious like the trans oil to make sure it's full?

    Is it banging harder than before? They generally do make a clunk into most every gear, louder than normal?

    How about adjusting the clutch? That's the number one reason for shifting problems.
     
  3. Fisher

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    Are you using Syn3?In my experience Formula plus makes the trannys happier.The fourth/fifth whine is much quieter and hot shifting is better.
     
  4. Vibratinharley

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    I am using Pure Synthetic gear lube called severe gear by Amsoil in the transmission. The primary seems to be noisy so I am wondering, Will the primary chain make it harder to shift if it is too loose? or too tight? I know it has self adjuster but it seemed as if the hotter the bike got, the worse and louder the shifting was.

    What I use;

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  5. glider

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    I see your choice is rated at 75-110, most gear lubes I have used are 75-140.While the 75-110 may be OK, Why not try a different brand/weight like the 75-140 in a quality name brand . It's only one quart we're talking about here and may show you a difference in shifting.
     
  6. Vibratinharley

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    What do you use? I remember you saying something about I think it was spectrum? What about the new stuff for 6 speed boxes? I wouldn't mind changing oils as I like Amsoil but didn't really care for this as much as their other oils.
     
  7. glider

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  8. mqhybrid

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    i think there is a change up to there rear sporket threw harley for that noise.
    im sure i saw it in a mag amercian iron. march edition
     
  9. glider

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    If you are talking about the IDS pulley, that comes from the factory on the 08's, it's on this bike already.
     
  10. mqhybrid

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    im not sure that my be it it was a rubber insert or somthing. i saw it a mag.