Dry clutch belt drive conversion LOUD noise

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  1. jse13

    jse13 New Member

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    What’s up guys, new to this site and looking for some advice. I’ve got a 94 FXDL and at some point in its life someone converted it to a belt driven primary. It drives good, shifts fine but when clutch is not engaged or when in neutral it makes a loud clacking sound. Almost like plates knocking in their grooves.

    (Update) sorry when clutch is engaged in neutral or cruising it makes the noise. When not engaged (holding lever in) it just makes a bearing rattling sound.
     
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  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum from Scotland

    Brian
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    Welcome to HDT from sunny AZ.
     
  4. liquid_wrench

    liquid_wrench Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome from Ohio, Sounds like the clutch basket may be loose, take the cover off and have a look and feel if there is side to side play.
     
  5. Breeze380

    Breeze380 Member

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    I have a belt drive dry primary, and that's how they sound with no load. They get louder as the plate ears wear the basket slots.
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum from Gulf Coast AL