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Old 25th July 2018
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Default Help with a new noise, 15 Iron 883

I bought the bike brand new in 2015 and about a week ago parked it because I was coming from work and heard a weird new sound. Though the clutch spring plate went bad (they looked new) and changed it to a Eagle1 performance clutch. I’m still having the same noise when the bike revs passed 2500rpm. It does it in all gears and neutral. I checked the chain tention and it’s good at 1/2 cold play. Checked the exhaust bracket, drive belt tention and anything that can come loose and vibrate and nothing. Here’s a video I took, any help is greatly appreciated. Oh and the bike has been well maintained, all maintenance done with HD synthetic oils and what not. Mods are V&H pipes, Hammer intake, and power vision map, the bike has 16,000 miles now and I do all the work my self.


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I'm having a hard time telling much in the video (laptop speakers aren't the best). But, my guess is that it might be the primary chain. I recommend adjusting the chain with the bike warmed up and while it's running. Leave the inspection cover on, just turn the adjustment screw a little either way and see if the sound changes. You'll hear the chain slap if too loose and a gear whine when too tight. Many of us find it's the best way adjust the primary chain tension.
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I'm having a hard time telling much in the video (laptop speakers aren't the best). But, my guess is that it might be the primary chain. I recommend adjusting the chain with the bike warmed up and while it's running. Leave the inspection cover on, just turn the adjustment screw a little either way and see if the sound changes. You'll hear the chain slap if too loose and a gear whine when too tight. Many of us find it's the best way adjust the primary chain tension.
well, been adjusting the chain with no improvement at all. thinking of tearing down the primary and just pull the clutch basket and the stator cover to investigate in there and make sure everything is ok
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Forgot to mention, it only starts making the noise when hot. only when accelerated and it does not matter if its in gear or neutral, the noise is there after about 2200 rpms
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If you go into the primary, make sure the nut on the end of the crank is torqued to spec. They've been known to loosen & cause a rattle when not under load.
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Ok so found the culprit, and had nothing to do with the primary or engine. DAMN V&H shot shots mounting bracket broke after two years on the bike. Now the question, should I weld or just get a new one? I’ll post a pic once I get to my pc
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Weld it with a reinforcement at the weak point. A new one will have the same weak point as the one that broke & you'll just have to do it again. I had the stock crossover pipe/bracket break on mine, right at the weld behind the rear muffler port. It was still under warranty, less than 2 years old, so H-D put on a new one for me. The new one broke at the same weld, less than 2 years later. I welded the original one back together, with a piece of angle iron as a brace, across the cracked weld & it's been on there for more than 5 years.
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Weld it with a reinforcement at the weak point. A new one will have the same weak point as the one that broke & you'll just have to do it again. I had the stock crossover pipe/bracket break on mine, right at the weld behind the rear muffler port. It was still under warranty, less than 2 years old, so H-D put on a new one for me. The new one broke at the same weld, less than 2 years later. I welded the original one back together, with a piece of angle iron as a brace, across the cracked weld & it's been on there for more than 5 years.
Wish I knew how to post a pic to show you. But I will weld it back together since I can't find a replacement one anywhere on the net. This thing is a solid mount with no welds in it but Ill take your advice and reinforce it where it broke. Its crazy the amount of vibration our sporties produce to break a piece of metal so thick.
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Hello Chris, I have the same noise. Nothing to find! Chain/ clutch everithing is oke.
Other oil in use nothing helps. A little more oil in the system and this also not clear the noise.
Greetings Blackhound.
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Hello Chris, I have the same noise. Nothing to find! Chain/ clutch everithing is oke.
Other oil in use nothing helps. A little more oil in the system and this also not clear the noise.
Greetings Blackhound.
Get your self a long screwdriver, I bought a set in Harbour freight for like 4 bucks. And put the tip on a screw close to the place you hear the noise coming from and place your ear on top of the handle, it will act as a stethoscope and help pinpoint where the noise is coming from. Also check all heat shields, belt covers, lisence plate holder, or anything that might come loose or has a chance to break. Hope it helps. Mine was the exhaust mount broke and I just welded it back together.
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