Clutch sound

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by wongkeanhong, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. wongkeanhong

    wongkeanhong Member

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    I have a HD Sportster 1200 Custom, year 2009, 21,500 km done. Just changed the lub and primary oil, less than 2,000 km. There are two issues here.

    1. There is a grinding sound from the cover as the clutch grip is released when changing into gear.

    2. The engine crank to start immediately as the key switch is turn on.

    Please HELP
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Do you have a shop manual????
    And can you explain the instant start a bit more???
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Are you saying that you don't have to press the start button to have the starter engage?
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    First things first, have a look at your front engine sprocket, have you adjusted the clutch recently?
     
  5. wongkeanhong

    wongkeanhong Member

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    I had the battery charged and the instant starting up as in crankling to a start has stopped. But the low growl (happened when the clutch is released in gear shift) seems to have gone too, but only after a few more growls.
     
  6. wongkeanhong

    wongkeanhong Member

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    I did not do anything other than changing both lub and primary. I also checked the primary chain at several places and it has the correct free play.
     
  7. wongkeanhong

    wongkeanhong Member

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    I have not adjusted the clutch yet. I will do that this week end and thanks.

    Yes, it starts as soon as the 'on' button is pressed.
     
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  8. jimharvey1

    jimharvey1 Junior Member

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    Your starter is staying engaged.Explains why the starter was cranking when you turned the key on. The solenoid was closed.