double clutching

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by bobby, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. bobby

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    i have an 02 883 that double clutches on its own in first gear only. used to do it only when it was cold now quite frequently. gives the sensation of jumping in and out of gear. my brothers did the same thing so i assumed it was a common problem however dealer could not readily diagnose. any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Something sounds amiss there. It should not jump in and out of gear if everything is adjusted properly and no parts are worn or broken.
     
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  3. bobby

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    it gives the sensation of jumping out of gear its not actually jumping out its double clutching but it only does it in first gear?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You may want to check the fluid level and clutch adjustment for starters.
     
  5. bobby

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    done that already i guess im gonna have to pony up the dough and take it to harley thanks!
     
  6. nogoslim

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    Double clutching? I thought double clutching was with old trucks ~ cars (no synchro's) or big trucks, where you push clutch pedal in to pull it out of gear and then release the pedal, re-press pedal and push it into the next gear of choice. I've never heard of double clutching a scooter. Either I don't understand what you mean or you don't. Please, for my benefit, could you explain it a little more. Maybe I can learn something new in the process.
    I think glider is on the right track when he says:
    "Re: double clutching
    Something sounds amiss there. It should not jump in and out of gear if everything is adjuster properly and no parts are worn or broken."
    I think he should have said:
    Something sounds amiss there. It should not feel like it's jumping in and out of gear if everything is adjuster properly and no parts are worn or broken."
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Perhaps its a wee bit of clutch slip when you first select 1st gear if after that all is well id look at the oil level and grade of oil in the tranny best oil would be the hd stuff that is formulated for the sportster transmission

    Brian
     
  8. bobby

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    ok, it's like pulling the clutch in and popping it back out while accelerating. better?
     
  9. glider

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    Sounds more like a slipping clutch explained that way.
     
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    is it all the time or when your giving it throttle? adjust the cable or the clutch? how was the level of fluid?