clutch adjustment problem

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hogtyd, May 20, 2010.

  1. hogtyd

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    Hey glider! I need help. I decided tonight to adjust my clutch. I printed out the clutch adjustment procedure from the self help section and followed it to a tee. Now when I adjust the free play at the lever to 1/16 to 1/8 the lever will not pull all the way to the handle bar! whats wrong?
     
  2. glider

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    Was the bike cold when you did it? Also check the cable adjuster that it is adjusted properly too.

    Also did you squeeze the clutch lever 3 times after adjusting the clutch to center the balls in the ramp?

    This is the important part...


    Back the adjuster out 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn from seated (preferrably 1/2 turn out) . Repeat this several times to get the "feel" and to get all the play out. I prefer an adjustment of about 1/2 turn out for best feel .
     
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  3. hogtyd

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    yes the bike has not been started since yesterday. after i set the clutch adj. and locked it down, I reset the cable adjusting nut till the lever has the suggested 1/16 to 1/8 free play. now the lever will not pull all the way back to the handle bar
     
  4. glider

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    What happens when you try to pull the lever, does it lock up?

    Re read post #2
     
  5. hogtyd

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    the lever pulls fine, it just will not pull all the way back till it touches the handle bar. I still have the cover off and I can see the clutch pack seperate when i pull the lever. but it feels like it is bottoming out.
     
  6. glider

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    How much free play did you adjust the clutch to (turns out)?
     
  7. Hoople

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    Glider, Need your help, I can't put it in words. Derby cover adjustment. Loosen lock-nut, turn in pressure screw until "resistance" is felt. Then back off the 1/2 turn.
    There was a recent thread where the OP turned the pressure screw all the way in, then backed out.

    Could this be it?
     
  8. glider

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  9. hogtyd

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    sorry about the silence glider. last night sudenly I could not connect with the web site hd talking don't know what happened. I as far as i can tell I did the adjustment bt the book. I have done this adjustment many times on several bikes and never had this problem. This is the first time I have done it on this bike. When I first loosened the lock nut I had to back the center allen screw out about a half turn before it didn't touch.Then I performed the adjustment just as the book said. turned it in till it touched and started moving the handle out from the handle bar. Then backed it off 1/2 turn and tightened the lock nut. Then readusted the the cable till there was about 1/8 inch space at the cable and the pivot. Now the handle will only pull back about half way before it gets real tight like it has bottomed something out and I am stretching the cable.
     
  10. glider

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    Which adjustment method did you use, by the book or the easy method posted in the self help?