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mikam123 18th August 2019 20:46

Two small bearings (balls) in drain plug
 
I was removing my primary cover to access my starter and when I drained the oil out there were two small ball bearings attached to the magnetic drain plug. Does anyone know where these might have come from?

Maxeffort 18th August 2019 22:46

How was the clutch working? There are three balls in the ramps.

oldboy 19th August 2019 00:28

What is the diameter of the bearings?

Edster 19th August 2019 01:09

Also the clutch release bearing has small ball bearings. Usually you can feel and hear the bearing when it's going out. But if it is missing balls; it is unlikely the clutch would operate.

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shooterj2003 19th August 2019 02:08

The ramp bearings are maybe5/16" I don't know the actual size

mikam123 19th August 2019 02:40

The clutch has been working fine. The only odd thing is it occasionally chugs or thrutches off the first gear and sometimes second. However, actually shifting hasn't ever been a problem. I measured them and they are approximately 4.57 mm or 23/128 inches.

Lone Rider 19th August 2019 03:23

Sounds like it could be the throw out bearing, when mine started going bad there was a small vibration in the clutch lever, plus when I would pull the clutch in while in gear it would creep forward very slightly.

mikam123 19th August 2019 05:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lone Rider (Post 5771274)
Sounds like it could be the throw out bearing, when mine started going bad there was a small vibration in the clutch lever, plus when I would pull the clutch in while in gear it would creep forward very slightly.

Maybe I didn't check this correctly but the clutch lever pin had no extra movement or play it felt quite secure. What would be some tests for me to find where these bearings are coming from?

Also, I am waiting for a new starter so my primary chain is exposed and the cover is off.

harley506d 19th August 2019 09:52

Put your VIN number in here and see a breakdown of parts.

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....cle/lookupForm

Or go on Ronnies

https://www.shopronniesharleydavidson.com/


Have You got the FSM?

iNSaNeSHaNe 19th August 2019 10:03

I'll be surprised if it is not the clutch release bearing. ;)

I have had several go bad and when the cage breaks the bearings fall out one at a time, but will still work perfectly until they all fall out. :o


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