97' Road King

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by scottlooper, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. scottlooper

    scottlooper New Member

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    Thinking about buying a 97' RK. I have heard that this years model had a noise coming from the tranny in 4th through 6th gears. Any reason to worry about this and does anyone know of any other problems associated with this years RK...
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  2. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

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    a 97 should only have 5 gears unless someone upgraded the box. The only noise I know about was on the 07 5th gear whine. can't remember but I think the 97 was still a 80" evo they had trouble with the 88" twin cam cam tensioners but like I said I don;t think the twin cam came out till 98 - 99 so you should be good..
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    97 is an evo 5 speed. The 5 speeds did have some noises associated with them being straight cut gears but nothing to worry about.