07 Clutch adjuster screw

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Earlm64, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Earlm64

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    I bought a 07 fxstc with 18K and adjusted the clutch during maintenance and cleaning. the Clutch adjuster screw is sticking way out in the center of the clutch pack (about 1.5 - 2 inches) it doesnt seem right. I looked on a video in here and the screw was in "allot" farther. The clutch is working great now:). BUT does this mean the plates are pretty worn out and need replacing or is there something else wrong?
     
  2. 2000classic

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    Did you fully collapse the cable adjuster before setting the screw in the clutch? Clutch screw should not be out that far. At 18k your clutch should be fine. Maybe watch the video again to be sure you did not miss a step. Good luck.:)
     
  3. Earlm64

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    Yes it was cold. Yes i fully collapsed the cable till the handle hit the grip i opened the derby cover and it was sticking way out there I backed it off a three turns - then in until it hit ( which was about 5.5 turns and the clutch handle moved a bit backed it off closed it up adjusted the cable and it works great lower gears haven't been on the highway yet after adjustment but i am concerned at the amount it is sticking out.
     
  4. Hoople

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    Sounds like someone before you mal-adjusted it.
     
  5. Earlm64

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    so how do i fix this problem?? is it just a hydrolic pump that can work at any depth if compressed??
     
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  6. Hoople

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    After you adjust the stud with the clutch dead cold and tighten the lock-nut, how many threads are past the nut.?
     
  7. Earlm64

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    I will count them later but at a guess around 15 got to run for now g/f is on the prowl
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If everything works ok perhaps the wrong rod is fitted or the problem is at the operating mechanism rather than at the clutch end

    Brian
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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    A clutch doesnt need much free travel to work properly that been said its strange u would have that much rod sticking out is this a stock clutch pack
     
  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    wow that one sticks out quite aways mine dont poke out that far maybe half that