Squeaky Sportster

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Joe1957, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Joe1957

    Joe1957 New Member

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    1986 Sportster squeak or chirp sound coming from what sounds like the front of the primary side. Checked and loosen the primary chain a little and checked and loosened the clutch a little no change in noise. Not as bad when cold and clutch in or not makes no difference. Does get worst at higher RPMs but does not seem to be in direct proportions to the RPMs
     
  2. jak1

    jak1 New Member

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    Are you sure it's from the primary side. My ride squeaks as well, but that's from the belt. I'm not on my own with this problem, it's quite common apparently.

    Get someone to push it while you listen.

    Jak...
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Sometimes a squeak or a chirp can be a small head gasket leak.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Could this be an exhaust leak or a heat shield loose? Check the bolts in the upper motor mount as well