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Transmission Clunk
« on: April 05, 2020, 09:15:08 AM »
2018 Road Glide transmission Clunk when shifting is obnoxious. Sounds like someone cocking a pump shotgun, except louder. I just got the bike in December and didn't ride it much before I had a clutch recall done at dealer then it was in winter storage until recently. Finding neutral is also a challenge. There is a lot of information online but doesn't seem to be a consensus. Has anyone done anything that has made a difference for this?

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 09:29:01 AM »
If you have the 2018 Touring Service manual go to page 7-17 and on right side of page go to Measure Release Plate Movement. Its basically will tell you if your clutch plates are opening up enough. Jimmy

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 11:08:01 AM »
If you have the 2018 Touring Service manual go to page 7-17 and on right side of page go to Measure Release Plate Movement. Its basically will tell you if your clutch plates are opening up enough. Jimmy

 :agree: and we've seen several where one of Shift Forks were bent.
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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 12:22:36 PM »
My 2019 FLHRXS has the same problem.  Embarrassing on a machine like this.

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 12:54:38 PM »
Had 2018 and two 2019 rgu all my bikes did it till about 3000 miles and got noticeably quieter

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 01:44:51 PM »
Or. ..... you got used to it.   :teeth:
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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 04:30:08 PM »
The M8s all use the slip/assist clutch.  The pressure plate rattles when shifting because of its loose fit.
I guess the dead chicken thing don't work anymore.

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 07:26:44 AM »
No when you have two bikes side by side you notice the difference.

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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 12:11:32 PM »
2018 Road Glide transmission Clunk when shifting is obnoxious. Sounds like someone cocking a pump shotgun, except louder. I just got the bike in December and didn't ride it much before I had a clutch recall done at dealer then it was in winter storage until recently. Finding neutral is also a challenge. There is a lot of information online but doesn't seem to be a consensus. Has anyone done anything that has made a difference for this?

My 2017 cvo was hard and noisy on shifting. Neutral was hard to find.
My 2019 cvo shifts quietly and neutral is easy to find.
Shifting to first at a stop still klunks. But so does my other bike.
My guess is luck of the draw when the bike comes down the line, either on a Monday or Friday! LOL
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Re: Transmission Clunk
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 05:07:38 PM »
 17 RG, the day my warranty ran out I put Lucas synthetic gear lube in mine and HO LEE "Potty mouth" it is no more clunk! Shifts and finds neutral way better also.
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