Clutch Problem?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by remellon, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. remellon

    remellon Member

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    Hi Everyone!

    Is this a problem. When my clutch is engaged, my bike does not roll freely?


    Some info:

    2006 Sportster Custom [883]
    I have a manual
    The bike is currently in a few pieces
    I have worked on the clutch and cable [adjusted and lubed]
    The weather is going to be OK this weekend, so I might put her together to see
    if there is a problem

    Thanks
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Do you mean in gear and clutch let out the bike does not Roll?
     
  3. remellon

    remellon Member

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    Correct
    When the hand control for the clutch is engaged and the bike is in gear and the clutch is out, the bike does not roll.

    I plan on starting her up this Sunday, I just don't want any surprises.
     
  4. Hoople

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    When the engine is running in 1st Gear,, how far out from the grip can you release the clutch lever before the bike starts to roll.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

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  6. TripleJ

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    Your posts are somewhat confusing to me but I believe you are saying the bike is not running and if you try to roll the bike with the clutch out while it is in gear it does not roll?

    If this is the case that is how it should be. I would not try to start the bike while it is in gear whether or not the clutch is pulled in, make sure it is in neutral before starting and follow Jacks advice to correctly adjust the clutch.
     
  7. Mad Dog Jim

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    I had similar question (handled by PM by Chopper). I've always noticed this with any HD, that engine off - pull in clutch handle - put in gear - will not free wheel. Seems strange, but its how it is
     
  8. Jack Klarich

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    Some times the engine needs to spin a bit for the clutch plates to fully release, dont ask me why, it is a clutch but a strange multiple plate one:p
     
  9. Mad Dog Jim

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    Ya, we're all probably used to clutches in other bikes or cars. Dry - not oil bath. I'll take the time to learn all about them someday...
     
  10. Hoople

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    I thought you were kidding so I had to see for myself. Went out to the garage to try it and Your right! It sure does Not like to roll when in gear with the clutch in. I never realized that before. Good to know.:)