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Buellmeister57
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Getting some vibration in the handlebars of my 09 Uly. Front isolator? How do I check it?

Looks like St. Paul HD has them in stock. Hard to replace?
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Hughlysses
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 08:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bad isolator on left; good on the right:



If yours is bad, it's not hard to change. Support the engine with a floor jack near the front of the muffler. Jack up slightly to remove the tension, and unscrew the big bolt. Then remove 2 bolts that secure mount to front head. Installation is reverse of removal; refer to shop manual for torque values.

If your front isolator is OK, check the primary chain adjustment. A loose primary chain will cause vibration.
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Njloco
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Chain ? 09 ully !
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Hughlysses
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 09:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

^ PRIMARY chain. All air-cooled Buells have one.
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Njloco
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 06:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sorry, I missed the word primary, old eyes.
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Etennuly
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you replace the front isolator put some anti seize on the threads of the big bolt.They are prone to rusting.
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Hangetsu
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2017 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just replaced mine. I'm usually pretty apprehensive when it comes to getting into such projects, but this was a breeze. I stabilized the bike with the front wheel on a Harbor Freight wheel chock and supported the engine with a scissors jack. Bolts all came out easy enough, and the new unit bolted right into place.
No problems.
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for all the information! Now I know what to look for.
Jerry
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