Burly Easyboy Lite Clutch

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Mel Neff, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Mel Neff

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    I just installed a Burly Easyboy Lite Clutch kit on my 1997 FXDS. The clutch effort is definitely reduced, but now the clutch drags, even with all free play removed. The design of this thing obviously requires more lever travel, but it seems to take more than what's available in my case. I've heard that these work well. Any ideas what could be wrong?
     
  2. HDDon

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  3. dbmg

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    There is no discussion of collapsing clutch cable before adjusting clutch.


    From web site:

    CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT: Stand the machine upright and remove the
    clutch inspection cover. Disconnect the cable from the hand lever. Loosen
    the nut on the adjustment screw. Using an allen wrench, turn the
    adjustment screw inwards (clockwise) until all the play is removed. Now
    back the screw out ¾ of a turn. Re-tighten the locknut while holding the
    screw in place. Re-attach the clutch cable and replace the inspection cover.
    Remove excess cable play with the cable adjuster.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You need a bit of free travel for the plates to release, 1/16 inch is enough to release the plates. Try adjusting your cable per the manual
     
  5. Mel Neff

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    Clutch has been adjusted per the manual, and rechecked several times. Still drags.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Did the clutch work good prior? Is the cable stretched?
     
  7. Mel Neff

    Mel Neff Member

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    Yes, the clutch worked good before. Cable is fairly new.
     
  8. mikeymanbike

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    Is adjustments, per manual same as BurlyEasyboy Lite clutch adjustment ?
     
  9. Mel Neff

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    Yes, Burly's adjustment procedure is essentially the same as the service manual's
     
  10. Mel Neff

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    Has anyone here installed one of these successfully, and if so, on what model bike?