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

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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

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Motorcycle Mechanic: kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 22 days ago
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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.

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Is that hard to change? Iam an ok mech.
Motorcycle Mechanic: kwiggins29059, Motorcycle Mechanic replied 22 days 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.

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