banging noise going over bumps

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 2005harley, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. 2005harley

    2005harley New Member

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    I went on a nice ride with my wife on the back. well 30 minutes from home i hear a banging noise coming from the underside of my bike while going over bumps. i checked the air pressure in the shocks and all was good. so ive read that these touring models have a rear swing arm problem. i havent taken the bags off or jacked it up to see what i might find. does anyone ideas what i might be i store for when i do. ive been reading about stabilizer kits and true track kits as well.

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  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Check muffler hangers for insulator torn or out of place....
    Are there aftermarket mufflers on bike??? If so possibly baffle loose.
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Also check the left side saddlebag support where it bolts on in the rear. Some earlier models would break there in the bend.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Besides checking the muffler hangers for insulator torn or out of place, those brackets have cracked on a few bikes to . Give them a good look over at the corner of the bracket where it turns from horizontal to vertical.
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Also check the Jiffy stand. The rubber stopper could be missing or out of alignment.