1000 Mile Clutch Adjustment???

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lhgdale, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Hello, i am wanting to know if adjusting the clutch inside the primary is a must at the 1000 mile service? Im doing the service myself. I ask because my clutch has been great since the day i rode out of the dealership. No slack in the cable and engages right in the sweet spot. I just hate to mess it up, its pretty much perfect for me.
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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    If it's working for you and you have no issues leave it alone, theres no law saying you have to mess with it at 1000 miles. Just a suggested mileage to check it. IMO.
     
  3. lhgdale

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    That's what i was thinking. I just didnt know if there was a critical reason it needed to be adjusted. Dont want to cause any premature wear or damage. Thanks for the info.
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  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    That's correct. The service manual checklist is "Check Adjustment". Yours may not need adjusting for a long time.
     
  5. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Im going to change the primary fluid. Im anal when it comes to clutches and mine is NICE!
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    http://www.hdtalking.com/archive/t-738.html For when you are ready:s
     
  7. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Thanks! Has anyone else not adjusted their clutch at the 1000 mile service?
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  8. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    I did mine, not that big a deal if you follow the directions on this forum. If yours is good I'd leave it alone, it's only a recommended check at 1000 miles.....good luck with your wrenching.
     
  9. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    The recommendation to check clutch and adjust as necessary is there because the clutch cable CAN stretch enough to require adjustment. But if your clutch is grabbing about 1/3 to half way released (from the grip), then you are good. If it is getting to be close to almost fully released, then you should adjust it a bit.

    Make sure you use a premium fit-for-purpose chaincase/wet clutch fluid in your primary. HD Formula +, Spectro Primary, Redline Primary, etc. are all good choices.

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  10. lhgdale

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    Thanks for the info, I got 2 quarts of the Formula+ since my 2012 Street Glide calls for 38oz.