noise unidentified

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by springers97, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. springers97

    springers97 Member

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    hello to everyone, I'm new to the site, and would like to get some help.
    I've got what sounds like a combination of a whine and a screech in between gears, its hard to tell if it screeches in 5th cause I can barely here it in 4th with the wind in my ears. It sounds like its by the rear wheel on the left side. When I pull the clutch in, the sound stops, but as I let off and go to the next gear I hear it again, until I pull in the clutch again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Possibly a clutch problem.

    You say it's in between gears but then you say when you pull the clutch in that it stops, could you define this a bit more? It seems contradictory.
     
  3. springers97

    springers97 Member

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    thanks for your reply, yea I know it might seem contradictory, but it is as I say, shift, accelerate with noise pull in the clutch no noise. I'm not sure why it does it, thats why I'm here, I just know when it happens, the general area, and how it stops when I pull in the clutch. Could it just be some kind of vibration from the rear axle adjuster or its cover?
     
  4. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    does it do it in neutral when you rev the engine a little or just during acceleration. ?
     
  5. springers97

    springers97 Member

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    just during acceleration.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Try spraying some silicone on the rear pulley and belt.
     
  7. Fearless1

    Fearless1 Active Member

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    Drive belt not adjusted right is an easy check to start with I have had the problem from time to time after changing the rear tire.