Tragedy strikes

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by tadiorio, May 23, 2014.

  1. tadiorio

    tadiorio Member

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    Hello all, I am new to the forum.
    I am in the Central TX area.
    I have a 2003 FLHTCI w/ 58K miles.
    Has been running great since I purchased in 09 w/ 38K miles. I am 2nd owner.

    Seems like tragedy struck yesterday.

    I am up to DIY diagnosis and repair but need a shop manual.
    Local dealer does not have one in stock.

    Has anyone used and/or would anyone recommend, or not, using
    an online website
    to get PDF of manuals for $9.95?

    Brief description:

    Recently a strange 'hollow clunking' noise developed. It happens while down shifting through 2nd and 1st or when I roll off the throttle (same gears).

    Yesterday while riding things got serious. I was making a turn in 2nd and it sounded like a combo of slipping clutch and grinding gears. If I rolled the throttle it would slip. I could shift up/dn.

    I cannot tell if it is just clutch or tranny or combo of both.

    Fortunately I was able to limp home.

    Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I removed the reference to a specific website so as not to provide them with free advertising here. Anyone that's real curious can simply use Google anyways.

    IMHO, I like an actual, authentic, HD manual that I can put my grimy hands on, make notes in the margins, etc. If you can't find one at a nearby dealer then Ebay and Amazon usually have them.

    When's the last time you adjusted your clutch and changed your transmission fluid? What fluid are you using? Any other mods or recent maintenance done to the bike?
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  5. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
    tourbox
     
  6. tadiorio

    tadiorio Member

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    Thanks Doc. I understand the free advert aspect.
    I found a manual here on the forum so my search is over.

    Although I never noticed a difference in the throw in the clutch over time, perhaps it needs adjusting. I'll do that today.

    As far as fluid goes, AMSOIL throughout. Specifically 75W-110 Synthetic Extreme Pressure Lubricant in the transmission. It is rated at GL-5
     
  7. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You also might want to start a thread in a different section of the forum that relates specifically to your problem. As I'm sure you've noticed, this is the New Member section and many of the posts are just welcoming you and not talking about your issue.
     
  9. tadiorio

    tadiorio Member

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    Will do.
    Thanks.
     
  10. r_k_dragon

    r_k_dragon Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum from the southwest desert.