whiney Trans

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    Why do the newer bikes have transmissions that whine so much ? It's only in low gear. I don't remember my older road king doing that.
     
  2. Nikko684

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    I guess they are a lot like these new age teenagers...... just sayin....:D
     
  3. Biffy08

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    I noticed this with my new tourer. I thought it would only be with them.

    I wondered if all of the new bikes are doing this and if so why and what does it mean?
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    My 6 speed 09 FXDC did not whine near as much as my 14 Road King with 4000 miles and I am running gear oil in the tranny just like in my 09 no big deal I guess. But the best tech in the HD shop told me to bring it in if it got louder.
     
  6. chuck60

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  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    straight cut gears are a bit more noisy than helical gears, my 07 Bob is a whiner in 1st gear also
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I have had good luck with their Results; ADVISING members and friends to use Redline ShockProof Heavy to MOSTLY eliminate NOISE and smooth things out all tranny's...

    Big Twins Tranny's NOT sportsters....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I knew it would only be a short period of time before Bubbie showed up with his Redline suggestion. Cant argue with him either! :s
     
  10. Batman03

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    Try Spectro Heavy Duty Platinum 6 speed, 75-140wt. I immediately noticed a difference when I switched. It also helps finding neutral when your ride is cold. It may be tough to find locally but you can order it via Amazon. I have never seen it at an H-D dealership because they want to push their brand, but, I have seen Redline Shock Proof on their shelves which would be my second choice. I think you'll be surprised with either, and, it should quiet things down a bit. My second choice would be Redline.