Clutch Problem

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by madfrolfer, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. madfrolfer

    madfrolfer Member

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    I have a '71 Sportster 1200. When I squeeze the clutch, right at the end it feels like it pops and there is a thump coming in the transmission housing. Any ideas what could be causing this??
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could be a bad cable or a problem in the clutch itself. Best to open up the primary and check it out.
     
  3. madfrolfer

    madfrolfer Member

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    Thanks. It has me confused for two reasons. Firstly because it shifts fine when I'm riding (other than the sound and the clutch grip not squeezing smoothly), and secondly because I have no diagnostic skill what so ever :). I do enjoy trying to fix things myself as a means of getting to know my vehicles, and usually do an ok job. I will check out the things you recommended. Thanks again!