Clutch replacement

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by detailer57, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. detailer57

    detailer57 Member

    What is the life expectancy for a clutch. I have an 07 FXD with almost 50k on it. I dont ride real hard, no racing but I ride and like twistys.

    Any ideas?
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    As usual for these types of questions, the answer has got to be "that depends". The way you handle the clutch, the fluid you use in the primary, how often you change the fluid, how well you keep the clutch adjusted, etc.

    But all the caveats out of the way, you should have plenty of miles left on your friction plates. If you have to open up the primary for some reason, just look at the thickness of the friction plates. I suspect you will see they have plenty left. Just to be safe, however, check this out:

    Adjustment and Troubleshooting of Clutches. - Harley Davidson Community