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Pulling the primary cover was definetly the right thing to do. Look closely with plenty of good light after swabbing things down with solvent and inspect for witness marks, chips or scratches.
Was there any debris in the oil?
How does the starter drive look?
Is the crank sprocket tight?

Before you pull the trans out spin it through all the gears with both the primary and drive chain removed. Feel for any binding....anything that would cause the "klunk" should be noticeable.

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They clunk when you change gear, and when you start it, the selenoid clunk.
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changes with rpm and all gears, does this include neutral? not the solenoid bike is already running..
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Pulling the primary cover was definetly the right thing to do. Look closely with plenty of good light after swabbing things down with solvent and inspect for witness marks, chips or scratches.

Was there any debris in the oil?

How does the starter drive look?

Is the crank sprocket tight?



Before you pull the trans out spin it through all the gears with both the primary and drive chain removed. Feel for any binding....anything that would cause the "klunk" should be noticeable.



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Thanks Matt I will be doing this tonight everything looks good in the primary case. And yes at idle in neutral it clunks slightly less but with the same frequency just not as loud as in gear
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2 things I would look at grab clutch hub and try to see if it moves in and out or side to side, motor sprocket same thing see if it moves in and out. lets hope not...
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Transmission was missing 2 teeth on 2 separate gears of the countershaft does anyone know what gears will fit 1979 1000cc electric start ironhead
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Transmission was missing 2 teeth on 2 separate gears of the countershaft does anyone know what gears will fit 1979 1000cc electric start ironhead
'54-e'84 with the exception of the early 1st gear w/speedo drive ('72 and earlier) on the counter shaft will work. main shaft, all gears except clutch gear ('71-e'79 and 'L79-e'84; small differences) will work. how do the adjacent gears on the main shaft look?
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They look fine so what can I just buy the counter shaft from any ironhead after 72 and be done with it?
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They look fine so what can I just buy the counter shaft from any ironhead after 72 and be done with it?
i'd say '73 and later, but you will still have to go through the process of setting gear clearances; with new gears the spacing will probably/likely change.
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