clunking coming from clutch area

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by lee monnet, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. lee monnet

    lee monnet Member

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    hi all, First off i'm new to this site so greetings to everyone. Currently i have a 1994 heritage classic and i'm getting a clunking or load clicking in the clutch area when i pull the clutch in and let it out quick in first gear at slow speeds.The bike has 15000 miles on it, it has done this at 11000 when i bought the bike. afew weeks ago I had to replace the trans. seal and drive sprocket, which i don't know if it was related to the clunking sound in the clutch. I've adjusted the clutch and checked the clutch plate tabs for wear but, everything seemed alright. Anyhow, if somebody has a thought on this i'd appreaciate it, thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you checked the primary chain tension?
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good To SEE YOU BACK BOSS, any help myself when I get this excited signed.....Capital Jack:p
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    As long as you didn't sign "CAPITOL JACK" :rofl
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Never happen Boss LOL:p
     
  6. lee monnet

    lee monnet Member

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    thanks for the reply glider. yes i checked the primary chain, i should have mentioned it. the problem seems to happen at slow speeds in first. if you let the clutch out slow there's no problem. i've had someone walk along the bike as i pull and release the clutch and the sound comes from the clutch area
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I always hear noise when in and out on the clutch Especially like the speed you are talking about (walking beside) the slack in the system does Makes Noise.

    If you have a Weak compensator unit (on the motor), It may just be that... compensator works to Help Not Jerk when you start out bike in motion. If that is the noise, and it bothers you, check it out..

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. lee monnet

    lee monnet Member

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    thanks bubbie, i'll chech the compensator unit out, the noise does happen when you jerk the bike when you start out. if it's a smooth start nothing is heard
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Failed to ask: what weight and brand oil do you put in the Primary chaincase?
    engine and tranny

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How is the primary chain, not too tight or too loose? Are you checking it cold or hot, and do a good visual on the rollers just saying
     
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