sound coming from front of motor? any help

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Mustang, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Mustang

    Mustang New Member

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    Yesterday i was riding and started hearing a grumbling noises from the front lower part of the motor? When iam on the gas it seems to go away, when i stop and pull in clutch it comes back, also make the nosies in neutral. Any ideas of what it might be or any way to check to find out any and all sugestion would be great. Bike is a 2004 softail
     
  2. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Check the compensator sprocket nut; it may be coming loose.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I second the compensator and while you are in there check the chain tension.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Ditto.

    Happened to my '03 UC. If you do not get to it quickly, the rotor will wallow around on the stator and something is gonna tear up. In my case, it was the teeth on the inside of the rotor hole that slide onto the drive shaft. Drive shaft sheared those all off. After I fixed it, the stator fried in a few weeks. That messed up the VR.

    So, "git 'er done"!!

    TQ
     
  5. Mustang

    Mustang New Member

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    Thanks for the info