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Harley Upper Mount Clunk
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kmev
Posted 4/14/2015 8:33 PM (#83909)
Subject: Harley Upper Mount Clunk


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I'm getting clunking from the front, upper mount on my '72 Harley - mostly when turning in a tight radius and sometimes on large bumps. Is that normal, and how much should that spring be compressed? I greased the mount and tightened the nut so the spring was half compressed. Maybe I need to tighten it more?

I'm having fun with the rig and the ability to haul stuff around. The bike was little used in the last 5 years, so this is a welcome change.
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46u
Posted 4/19/2015 11:43 AM (#83979 - in reply to #83909)
Subject: RE: Harley Upper Mount Clunk



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I would like to know this too. Mine has been making noise similar to what you are saying mine is more like a squeak for over 20,000 miles so far not a problem. I do recommend checking the torque on all fasteners. I have checked mine many times but yet found any loose.

Looking forward to what other have to say!
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davet
Posted 4/19/2015 7:42 PM (#83995 - in reply to #83909)
Subject: Re: Harley Upper Mount Clunk



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Can you post a picture of the mount? Not sure I know what the spring is you are talking about. Thanks
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Hack'n
Posted 4/20/2015 11:39 AM (#84008 - in reply to #83909)
Subject: Re: Harley Upper Mount Clunk



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Could it be just the clearance between the mounting bolt and the hole in the mount? Tightening the spring won't change this gap.

Lonnie



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kmev
Posted 4/23/2015 10:54 PM (#84062 - in reply to #83909)
Subject: RE: Harley Upper Mount Clunk


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I am trying to post a pic of my mount, but I haven't been able to get it to work for the last few days. 
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davet
Posted 4/24/2015 6:52 AM (#84065 - in reply to #83909)
Subject: Re: Harley Upper Mount Clunk



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I have the newer TLE mounts so I don't have a spring on that mount. Maybe you can see if the mount is moving by using a zip tie or something.
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timo482
Posted 4/24/2015 10:49 PM (#84085 - in reply to #84065)
Subject: Re: Harley Upper Mount Clunk


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mine is newer and has a cone and a spring... with the cone it stays tight

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