98 Sportster Clutch not disengaging

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by BGood, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. BGood

    BGood New Member

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    I just bought my bike in May and am looking for some advice. The clutch does not seem to be disengaging properly. There was a lot of slack in my clutch lever so I adjusted the cable to make it tighter. Now that is is tighter, when I squeeze the clutch lever and drop into first, it applies power instantly before I release the clutch lever. It kills the bike. This just started happening within the last week. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check the self help section for proper clutch adjustment. More to it than just adjusting the cable:s
     
  3. BGood

    BGood New Member

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    Do you think that im going down the right road with the clutch instead of the transmission?
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Check also the quantity and type of oil in the primary as too much or the wrong stuff can cause clutch drag
    And as jack said check the clutch adjustment
    The clutch allows the the power from the engine to disengaged from the gearbox


    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yes, check the clutch adjustment cold and as Fin said Whats in your primary and might as well check the chain adjustment too:s