noise

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by john697, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. john697

    john697 Member

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    Developed noise sounds like chain free spinning all the time even at idle any suggestions ?? would be great thx. 2006 flsti
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Sounds like chain "free spinning"...? Please clarify, as the primary chain is normally tensioned to "grip" cogs without slipping, and may have a bit of a "whine" from the chain rubbing on the nylon tensioner. Was bike recently serviced?... i.e. did you change oil/lube or forget to fill the fluid up to the proper level? Do you have a service manual and access to simple tools to pull inspection cover to check it and if necessary adjust it properly?
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    COULD BE THE STARTER NOT DISENGAGING?

    TOO MANY WHATS WHEN and HOW to answer for you...


    try to describe FULLY

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    A loose compensator can make some noise also, if you ajd. your chain just remember a loose chain is a happy chain, just not too loose.
     
  5. john697

    john697 Member

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    Thx guys for the help . already checked all that ,never know when you might miss something always better to ask.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Ohhh. This could be bad. Does it sound like the sound is coming from the right side front of the engine? The nose cone area? Or is it coming from the primary side? If the former, pull the nose cone and check the condition of the tensioner shoes - both the outside one and the inside one (use a cheap dental mirror to see this). If you have a bunch of tensioner shoe material inside the nose cone when you open it up, that is a dead give away. You have to clean out the oil system BEFORE running the engine any more. If this is the problem, consider up-grading to the roller chain configuration.

    TQ