2007 FLHX, 31,000 mlies and roaring

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by rotate, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. rotate

    rotate Member

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    It seems my bike is making a roaring noise at any speed. Clutch in or out, motor running or motor off, even in netural. I think it's comming from the trans or clutch. I can hear it if I roll the drive sprocket while the bike is on a stand with the rear tire off. so...... clutch or trans? I've been use SE oil and changing fluids every 5000 miles, just a few shards on the trans. mag. after the last oil change, nothing outragious. Oh yea it started the week after my warranty ran out!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    As Glider says, check the chain tension. Not sure if yours does, but if you have the auto chain adjuster, here is a tip that Glider posted in self-help:

    Automatic Chain Tensioner Adjustment - Harley Davidson Community

    If not, then it's the old-fashion way!!

    If that doesn't take care of it, suggest ruling out the compensator nut backing off by opening the primary and checking.

    TQ
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Should be, it's an 07 with the self adjuster.
     
  5. rotate

    rotate Member

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    if the motor is off, the primary chain isn't moving...right?
     
  6. glider

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    Motor off, nothing moves.
     
  7. rotate

    rotate Member

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    that's why i think it may be in trans or clutch hub bearings, it makes the roaring noise with the motor off. i guess i'm going to have to go into it.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hope you mean when you turn the wheel and not when it's parked on the stand :D
     
  9. rotate

    rotate Member

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    I can hear it if I roll the drive sprocket while the bike is on a stand with the rear tire off. so......
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Can you isolate if it's the wheel, belt or trans?