Clutch cable fluid leaking

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by YellowHawk, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. YellowHawk

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    I noticed a couple of days ago that there is fluid leaking from my clutch cable about midway between the clutch handle and where it goes under the bottom of the bike. There is a rubber boot that covers where the cable connects and swivels. It's leaking there under the boot and running down the cable. It doesn't look like that connection can be tightened in any way. Anyone else seen this problem or know what to do about it? It's an 06 Super Glide.
     
  2. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    If there is oil running out of it, it's because someone used to much of the wrong lube on the cable. The connection you refer to is the cable adjuster. I would remove the whole cable and flush the oil out of it with "Berakclean" and re-lube it with Dri-Slid or one of the other DRY cable lubes.
    Call HD Customer service and give them your bikes vin# and ask for a new owners manual, it's free. 1-414-343-4056
     
  3. glider

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    One more thing to check is the trans vent tube. It's an inverted "J" between the inner primary and trans and if it's blocked, the pressure will push the trans lube up the cable and leak where you see it coming out.
     
  4. Not Very PC

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    Only time I've seen that the oil was leaking from where the cable goes into the clutch ramp cover, but if that fit was tight it sure could force oil out the adj.
     
  5. glider

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    Could be missing the "O" ring that goes on the end of the cable before screwing it into the cover.:s
     
  6. YellowHawk

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    Thanks. And thanks Not Very PC for the tip on the owner's manual. I didn't know I could get one that way.
     
  7. Not Very PC

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    O ring wasn't missing or ruff, Bike had been in storage while a Marine buddy of mine was out saving the world and a bug got in the vent, it died there and stopped up the vent.
    Of all things a 20yr old HD tech found it while he was doing the Neutral light switch recall service. :unsure
     
  8. glider

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    It's a verrrrry bad thing to get a bug stuck in your vent, it can cause all kinds of problems.:D
     
  9. Not Very PC

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    A bug in the vent is nearly as bad as a bug in the brain!
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