Motorcycle

Motorcycle questions? Ask a mechanic.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My clutch is whining when I chop the throttle. Now its

Customer Question
My clutch is whining...

My clutch is whining when I chop the throttle. Now its making a chirpy whining sound when hot not when cold and on the throttle. 2001 road king

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?

No it doesent affect the clutch, no slipping or jerking

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '01 motorcycle?

Road king classic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took off the inspection plates, it looks fine a little fiber stuff in there but seems normal primary chain tension is fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think thats it

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Motorcycle Question
Answered in 51 minutes by:
5/30/2018
Motorcycle Mechanic: kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 months ago
kwiggins29059
kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 3,685
Experience: Experience in Harley Davidson and Triumph
Verified

Hello, if the primary chain tension is good and the shoe on the tensioner looks good the next item would be the inner primary bearing. The stock HD ones have a tendency to fail and do this. I recommend going with this baker unit for replacement.

My goal is to provide 5 star service. Please take a moment to rate my service using the stars at the top of the page. Rating/accepting does not cost extra and ensures I'm credited for my time and knowledge. It also does not close your question if you have a follow up concerning this. Thank you for using Just Answer!

Ask Your Own Motorcycle Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is that hard to change? Iam an ok mech.
Motorcycle Mechanic: kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 3 months ago

It's not a bad job, it involves pulling the primary cover, chain, clutch basket, compensator and inner primary. I suggest picking up the HD manual and devoting about 6-8 hrs to it.

Ask Your Own Motorcycle Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a motorcycle mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask kwiggins29059 Your Own Question
kwiggins29059
kwiggins29059
kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 3,685
3,685 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experience in Harley Davidson and Triumph

kwiggins29059 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jeff Policky

Jeff Policky

Motorcycle Mechanic

2,425 satisfied customers

Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP

Louie

Louie

Technician

1,451 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience

TIMOTO

TIMOTO

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,246 satisfied customers

Honda registered technician, silver level award, former Kawasaki/Suzuki tech, 40+ years exp.

Andre Pilon

Andre Pilon

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,032 satisfied customers

Over 25 years experience, ICS, MMI, Owned shop for 12 years, worked tech-support for Harley Davidson

Kenny O.

Kenny O.

Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands

619 satisfied customers

Worked for Kawasaki Motors as a Product Support Specialist (Factory Support) for 24 years

asphaltcycles

asphaltcycles

Motorcycle Mechanic

468 satisfied customers

I operate a motorcycle dealership and CCS Ducati Race team.

Glenn Adams II

Glenn Adams II

Motorcycle/ATV Technician

393 satisfied customers

6 years Motorcycle/ATV/Water Craft; 4 years auto; 18 years carpenter

< Previous | Next >

Related Motorcycle Questions
Have a 2000 HD FLHPI Road King, 88 ci motor, last couple weeks
Have a 2000 HD FLHPI Road King, 88 ci motor, last couple weeks started to make a whine noise which is hard to determine where it is coming from. I changed fluids in the transmission and primary to ver… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
I have a 75 supper glide and when it is cold the cluch makes
I have a 75 supper glide and when it is cold the cluch makes a kind of wierd nose and lurches forward also makes a nocking nose when cold at a low idle it does have a 99 evo in it and a compensating. … read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
how many metal clutch plates are in 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500D
how many metal clutch plates are in 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500D classic, also, i had 8 friction plates replaced & Clutch is still very Sluggish or i guess slipping? I believe there are 7 metal clutch p… read more
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky
Motorcycle Mechanic
Yamaha,Suzuki,Polaris Technical Tra
2,425 satisfied customers
Good morning, I took my 2009 Road King Classic for a rip yesterday
Good morning, I took my 2009 Road King Classic for a rip yesterday and noticed that the transmission seemed to be slipping. When I increased the engine RPM the engine just reved up and the bike didn't… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 FLHTCI with 28k miles in excellent overall condition.
I have a 2002 FLHTCI with 28k miles in excellent overall condition. It has developed a noise in the clutch when cold: when decelerating or down shifting it makes a squeal for a few seconds. Goes away … read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
2009 electra: clutch slipping in first gear on take..with 19,000 miles
clutch slipping in first gear on take off,When it gets hot from riding in traffic. It just happens in first only.its a 2009 electro glide classic with 19,000 miles on it.… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
classic: clutch..30 mph..it might be a lifter and by harley dealer..mi
i have an 08 road king classic i hear a ???tapping or a clacking noise from the front left side of the bike when running it stops when clutch is in an only seems to happen under a load because of road… read more
Andre Pilon
Andre Pilon
Motorcycle Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,032 satisfied customers
Classic: such a loud clanking noise when putting in first gear it does
Why does my 2008 ultra classic makes such a loud clanking noise when putting in first gear it does even cold or warm is that normal?… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
Classic: the Primary and Tranny oil then it..tensioner..chain..clutch
I have an 03 Road King Classic. Drained the Primary and Tranny oil then it sat for about a month with the drain plug out. Installed new Primary tensioner shoe and adjusted chain. Then adjusted clutch.… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
slow down..braking..chain tensioner, the old one was worn..metal
I have 96 Buell Thunderbolt, when I slow down to a stop using engine braking I hear a screeching noise from the engine. I have pulled the primary cover and replaced the chain tensioner, the old one wa… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
I own a 1993 Harley FXR, I recently installed a 113 C.I. motor,
I own a 1993 Harley FXR, I recently installed a 113 C.I. motor, and left the closed drive belt system in the bike. I put about a 1000 miles on the new engine, I was out riding one day, and the bike st… read more
Steve
Steve
I&C technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,222 satisfied customers
super: rattle..) behind the oil filter..low rpm..bike has 2000 miles
I have a 2009 Road King that just developed an intermitent rattle (pretty loud when it happens) behind the oil filter. It usually occurs at low rpm's or when I am rapidly decelerating. The bike has 20… read more
Wayne-Mc
Wayne-Mc
Business Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
293 satisfied customers
I have a late 79 Harley-Davidson FLH stock with a (self-installed)
I have a late 79 Harley-Davidson FLH stock with a (self-installed) 49 tooth rear wheel sprocket. Only modification. I installed a new set of Clutch Friction Plates (after market) because the original … read more
GW DICKINSON
GW DICKINSON
Associate Degree
78 satisfied customers
1990 ultra , with a 89 stroker kit..my clutch started slipping
hello, i have a 1990 ultra , with a 89" stroker kit in the stock cases. i just had a new stator installed. shortly after stator installed my clutch started slipping. i was checkeing to make sure prope… read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
99 Road King that has developed a chatter/whine..clutch lever
I have a 99 Road King that has developed a "chatter/whine" when under a load. Pull the clutch lever in, noise stops. Coast, noise stops. I don't really notice it whiel cruising. If I "goose" the throt… read more
chopper
chopper
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
50 satisfied customers
Classic: mi..for 4 years now clutch slips acts like it
Ihave a 2000 Vulcan Classic Has around 5500 mi. sat for 4 years now clutch slips acts like it is not unloading properly. any thoughts?… read more
cjstem
cjstem
Lead Tech for independent shop
High School or GED
78 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 HD Sportster,, have slack in shifter
I have a 2001 HD Sportster,, have slack in shifter and hard to find neuteral a lot of times. Can U help me get started..… read more
Dustinfxdx
Dustinfxdx
Service Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
40 satisfied customers
30 and 50 mph when cruising (not accelerating) at 1/4 throttle..bike
I have an 08 Big Bear Athena and there is a "chatter" noise between 30 and 50 mph when "cruising" (not accelerating) at 1/4 throttle. The bike has a secondary chain drive with a chain tensioner. The s… read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x