Shifting Noise

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by 90FXRS, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

    Working on a 2013 Street glide. It has roughly 51k miles. The clutch is new, Rivera Primo ProClutch, it has a Hayden tensioner as well. The gap on the tensioner shoe is suppose to 3/8", it is a light 5/16". When going from neutral to first, sometimes it's a click and sometimes it's a clunk. I thought the Hayden was a remedy for the clunk. Also the bike moves forward when ever so slightly when going into first. when it shifts through the gears there is a slight clank, clunk as well. The cable has been adjusted per the method in the self-help section on this site. The compensator is tight. Anyone have any advise?
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Experienced Member

    The forward movement of the bike when put into gear indicates the clutch is dragging. Even with a correctly adjusted clutch, the oil between the plates causes "stickion", especially when cold. Some people use a lighter viscosity oil. Nothing I have ever read since Harley forums were invented, eliminates the "Clunk" entirely.
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  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

    Try what Pete suggested, you may want to back off the friction point just a tad on the clutch adjustment as well.
    You'll never completely eliminate the dreaded Harley clunk, I use Redline shock proof in the tranny and it seems to have made it much better.
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Hold the clutch in for a few seconds when cold before selecting first as the cold thick oil takes a wee bit of time to be thrown off the clutch plates once engine warm and the oil more fluid then it will be thrown clear straight away

  5. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

    As Jeff says the klunk is never eliminated but it is made better using Redline Shockproof
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