Clutch Specs...?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by IronKen, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. IronKen

    IronKen Member

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    I'm finally getting back to my clutch issues and need to know the friction plate thickness for the '79 Sporty. My manual is only giving me '84 to '90 (0.150" new) specs. Mine measure only .102". Steel plates are around 0.045". Also doesn't list clutch spring free length for the two springs. ??? Haynes manual,...no wonder.
    I had the slipping clutch prob., with the popping out of first. I was actually adjusting clutch correctly before, so i took it apart to check clutch. Found main clutch nut hand tight, so hopefully that wound also attribute to the gear prob.
    Now that I'm in there, I want to replace clutch as it seems (fr plates) thin.
    My local dealer is out of stock, so any suggestions on a good aftermarket (Barnett?) clutch would be great.(if i need one). Mine is a 1200 now.
    So,..Fr. plate thickness, two clutch spring free heights and a clutch supplier...
    Thanks everybody.. and esp.Glider!:)

    IronKen
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Can't help you out here, no longer have the specs on sporties. Sorry.
     
  3. IronKen

    IronKen Member

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    Ok Thanks Glider. How about a good supplier for Harley bits.? Can you recommend a good clutch for a good price? I don't know the good Harley sources.
    Thanks
    IronKen
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. IronKen

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    Thanks Hobbit,
    I can't get on to Zanotti's site, but J&P seems good. Cheers...
    IronKen