Clutch cable

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by mat 60, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    My bars came in today:D and while adjusting my new clutch cable when I release the clutch lever it doesn't go all the way back out...Im wondering if there is a problem?...
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not knowing what you did so far, maybe this will help out. Are you sure the cable is correct for the application?

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  3. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    The cable came from hill country along with bars new clutch lever...Im pretty shore of my install....Question ...when you pull in the clutch doesn't it push on a rod with fins on it ....When I had the cover off is that rod going to turn freely?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Which cover are you talking about? Which side, probably the right side sitting on the bike?
     
  5. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    yes the right side cover that I had to take off to change the cable.....Do I also need to adjust cluch when I change cable because all I did is adjust cable itself
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If it's the right length cable, you shouldn't have to adjust the clutch, however it wouldn't hurt to do it anyway.

    Are you sure you got all 3 balls into the ramp when you changed the cable? Squeeze the clutch lever 3 times before adjusting anything to reseat the balls in the ramp too.
     
  7. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Ok.....Ill do it tomorrow and see if that helps....Thanks...Sorry that I dont do well explaining myself...:)
     
  8. glider

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    You do better than some:D
     
  9. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Im going out to the shop for a while...:)..Thanks
     
  10. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Well, Well,Well........After I adjusted the clutch and checked the ramp and balls to no luck:).I took the clutch Handel off and installed the Handel back on without the cable only to find out the plastic piece was to tight...All I had to do is sand it down a little..Oh god help me..:newsmile100:..I no you guys can tell that I havent worked on bikes.....