Clutch problems 2008 FLHX

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Ruff57, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Ruff57

    Ruff57 Member

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    As I was approaching an intersection and ready to down shift, the clutch handle bottomed out. I survived the ride and got the bike home, waited for it to cool down and then adjusted my clutch per the manual, took a 1 hour ride and the clutch cable started to loosen up again. I went through the adjustment process again thinking that the lock nut wasn't torqued tight enough, so this time I tightened the lock nut to 100 inch pounds. I messed something up because the clutch handle will not move the basket and it was working just fine before my last adjustment.

    37,000 miles on the bike.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Not sure what method you are using but look here and also the bike MUST be stone cold.

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  3. Ruff57

    Ruff57 Member

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    Stone cold, front wheel centered, followed the directions in the service manual. I think something might be goofed up under the clutch plate with the cable.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Yeah, sounds like maybe the ball and ramp assembly may have come apart some how.
     

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  5. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    That's where I would be looking.:D
     
  6. Ruff57

    Ruff57 Member

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    Bodeen, you were correct. The local dealer picked the bike up and they were able to get it popped back in with out removing the pipes. It's running good now. Thanks.