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Screaching noise on acceleration into 1rst gear.

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drive' started by Deathstar88, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Deathstar88

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    Clutch shifts fine, but I notice , when I'm stopped at a traffic light, and the light turns green, I accelerate into first gear, I notice a slight screeching sound. It only happens accelerating into first gear. I noticed my primary belt is beginning to show signs of wear. Could the wearing belt cause the noise? Or could it be something else?
     
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    looks like its wearing at the outer edges. The belt is 4 years old. Clutch shifts fine. Its a little stiff, but that's not unusual for these bikes right? The noise seems likes it coming from the open primary somewhere. that's why I figured the old wearing belt might cause a noise. Just likt it would in a car with old belts
     
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    I noticed my did that this weekend. Then it stopped. With the open primary, it will be prone to getting dust and dirt between the clutch discs, may just need a good blow job. If it keeps doing it, take the clutch apart and clean it.
     
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    Mine makes a screeching noise sometimes when I take off from a light. It leaves the Harley that was sitting next to me in a blue haze of smoke. Will also do it in second gear if I am not careful
     
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    Blue smoke? doesn't that mean you need to rebuild the heads? lol
     
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    I think that's blue smoke from wheel spin lol... :oldsmile:
     
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    I hope not. I will need a new tire this winter though.
     
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    just took a 5 hour ride to bike night event, and primary and clutch made loud clacking sound for about 1 hour, especially when downshifting, or taking off into first gear. Then 1 hour later it went back to normal. everything seems tight, and snug, but that sound was awful. I thought the primary was gonna fly off the bike. that's how loud it was. Then shortly after, noise just goes away. So weird ! ..........I think my clutch is fucked .
     
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    :agree: Maybe the clutch hub nut is loose and the basket is rubbing or broken.
     
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    Like I tell my wife, when it quits making that noise, stop and pick it up and I'll put it back together for you.
    I would say you have a broken clutch basket.
     
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    That's what I was thinking BWG....but the noise just stopped 30 min from home. Wouldn't the noise be continuous if the clutch hub nut was loose , or if the basket was broken? the clanking sound totally Stopped. Guess the only way to find out is to pull it apart
     
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    I think it was Skrog that rode his almost a 1000 miles back home with a broken clutch basket.
     
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    when the noise stopped, it could have just found it's true resting place and waiting for the next time it gets jostled by a pothole to jump back out of position.
     
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    That's who I was thinking about also, he was so lucky:oldthumbsup:
     
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    BDL primary is shot. in the market for a new primary, Looking at the Baker
     
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