Still banging after belt loosened

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by likker, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. likker

    likker New Member

    :( Brought bike to Harley because of 07 Sportster 1200 ONLY 3700miles bangs in all 5 gears and a rattling on in 4th /5gears sort of like cam rattle or not enough load, downshifting sometimes helped. I felt the shift bang and hear the noises from the lower end on the right side of bike (belt side), not to mention my shifting foot Harley looked it over said the belt was too tight and they adjusted it. Bike ran smoother no rattles and shifted better sometimes no first gear clank, shift into second was smooth, bang in third (not as bad) 4/5 had smother shift no loud clangs. Could actually feel the shift was smoother in my foot while shifting Road bike for 100 miles or less and same problems seem to be back. Can someone Please help me??.:newsmile077:
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Adjust your clutch, and have a look at the tranny pulley, make sure it is tight on the shaft
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    [​IMG] Have a look here
  4. 03HD883R

    03HD883R Active Member

    Yes, adjust your clutch per the service book. Also, it may be that your tranny pulley is on too tight.

    I'd say unloosen it, and retighten to the proper torque according to the service book.

    It does have red locktight on it and come like that from the factory, even when you buy a new one it's got some on it. You may want to apply a little more, or just buy a new one.

    Also, another tip, tighten it to where the locking screws match, if you go too far, unloosen it completely, and try again, don't unloosen it to get it to match up.

    Another thing, it may also be that they didn't tighten and align the rear wheel correctly, and it bound itself up again. It's really not hard to check the alignment and the belt tension. Heck, there is even a rough gauge right on the belt cover itself. Again, it's all covered in the service book. I go and check mine every oil change along with everything else that might seem to get loose or worn during use.

    I can say, you don't want it extremely tight, because it will go out on you and you'll be left stranded and it puts a lot of stress on the output shaft on the tranny. Belts are not as forgiving as chains too. But even chains, you don't want them to be super tight either.
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