The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum RYCA Motors  

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE ZONE > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985)
XLF Gallery XLF Classifieds XLF Blogs XLF Shout XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Members Birthdays
jojo, 5lv (66), BobbyB (60), BigBrotherWatching (52), black1200r (45), Jnomad72 (42), michigan113 (39), xl1200c (33)
Licks Cycles
Foxcreek Leather
Energy One Clutches
Foxcreek Leather

Sky Smith Insurance
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24th August 2010
fergerburger's Avatar
fergerburger fergerburger is offline
Senior Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,125
Sportster/Buell Model: 71 xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 73
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 74 xlh
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 74
Other Motorcycle Model: BT rigid hand shift
Reputation: 15100
fergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of light
Default clicking noise from primary area---????

I'm getting a clicking kind of noise from the right side rear primary area. Sounds like a loose spoke but it is NOT a loose spoke. I had this noise before I went through the primary and re-did the clutch last summer. Everything looked great and I had no issues with reassembly. Clutch springs looked good but who knows, maybe one is weak and is slapping the other?

It does this cold and hot but mainly under load in all gears.

Primary chain is adjusted right. I can find anything loose on the outside of the case to cause the odd metallic clicking noise. It is not a slap or bang or hard hitting sound. Like paperclips dropping on the floor.

Any ideas. I can sort of hear this sound when I ride my 74 but it is not very noticeable.

Generator????
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24th August 2010
Ivan RoachCoach's Avatar
Ivan RoachCoach Ivan RoachCoach is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Venetian Islands, Miami Beach
Posts: 3,923
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH/I.R.C. Special
Sportster/Buell Year: 1974
Ivan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really niceIvan RoachCoach is just really nice
Default A clicking from the generator is usually the sign of a bad connection...

...Always check the simple stuff first --- take a look at the electrical hookup(s) at the generator.
I had a similar noise with the Cycle Electric on MY '74 right before the connector snapped off due to a combination of a cheap wire caked with oil and bad vibration.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24th August 2010
fergerburger's Avatar
fergerburger fergerburger is offline
Senior Master Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,125
Sportster/Buell Model: 71 xlch
Sportster/Buell Year: 73
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 74 xlh
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 74
Other Motorcycle Model: BT rigid hand shift
Reputation: 15100
fergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of lightfergerburger is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Ivan,

I picked over most of the "obvious" stuff that might jingle-jangle. I thought the primary chain might be loose, but it is not and the noise is not grinding or slapping. I can not "fell" the noise if I touch the primary to gas tank or fender or etc etc when riding. It sounds like a roller bearing is kicking around in the tranny or primary but it would have locked up long ago if that were the case.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Custom Search

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
XL Forum - Linson Media LLC