Clutch adjustment

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by newb, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. newb

    newb New Member

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    I have a dumb question about adjusting the clutch. All the directions I've read, and even the service manual confuse me at one particular step. The first thing you do is introduce a large amount of slack into the clutch cable. I take this to mean, and have read elsewhere, that the lever should be against the bar. After adjustment is done it tells you to work the lever a few times to set the ball and ramp mechanism. How do you work the lever if it's against the bar? Am I just over-thinking this? I've adjusted my clutch many many times without issue, but with skipping this step. Am I just lucky or what?
     
  2. Hoople

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    Lever up against bars is way way too much slack. About 3/8" free play is all you need. This way you will have ball setting resistance.
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    BUBBIES Clutch Adjustment
    Published by glider (Super Moderator)
    Published date: Jun 8th, 2011

    Harley Davidson Community

    Try this out...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. xrap51

    xrap51 Member

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    the lever is suppose to be aganist the bar before u start adjusting ur cable. as u adjust the cable the lever moves out.
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  6. johnflorida

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    You are right. I've read that too and it makes no sense. You cant work the lever to seat he cable until you have the cable pulling on it.