Throttle down problem

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Springer96, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Springer96

    Springer96 Member

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    I have been having a problem with my 96 Springer jerking when I let off the throttle to slow down. The engine sounds a little uneven but fine when I stop and idle. I replaced the plugs and filter with no results. Does anyone have a suggestion?
     
  2. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    have you checked your drive belt tension?
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Primary chain tension or final drive belt tension comes to mind.
     
  4. Springer96

    Springer96 Member

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    This is my first bike with a belt but there is very little play in it.
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I would then look into the "condition" of the belt then move on to the primary chain tension and go from there.
     
  6. Springer96

    Springer96 Member

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    The belt is in great condition. I will dive deeper. Thank's.
     
  7. glider

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    I would strongly suggest to get the HD factory manual.
     
  8. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Always happy to help out a fellow springer owner.Here's my 96.Primary chain adjustment is 5/8 to 7/8 in. with the eng cold.This is obtained threw the primary inspection plate.The nut should be re tourqued to 25 ft.lbs. and replace the gasket.Drive belt deflection should be 3/8 to 1/2 on top in the center with the axle tourqued to 65 ft. lbs. after adjustment.One question, is it jerking when you slow down or when you down shift.This isnt a Yamaha,you must get the revs up before downshifting or the belt will lock up.Those high revs you here from a Harley slowing down arent to make the rider feel cool.

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