dragging clutch

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by clutchdragger, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. clutchdragger

    clutchdragger New Member

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    I have an 88 fxr with a Bandit Super Clutch that drags. I have replaced hubs, plates and drive keys. I have followed adjustments to no avail. I can only acheive .060" thou. at the pressure plate and I dont feel that this is enough disengagement for this clutch. Would a hydraulic clutch give me more disengagement or are there more things I can check/adjust?
     
  2. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Are you making your preliminary adjustment at the clutch pushrod in the center of the clutch?
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    Is the OLD clutch cable and clutch lever LOOSE-BENT or do you have any modifications like LEATHER handle covers that would NOT allow FULL stroke-pull on the clutch its self????

    I have found ON OLDER or well used cable-handle bikes,,, they NEED a little MORE PULL the easiest spot to remedy is the LEVER it's self....

    TRY THIS,,,,,,, adjust the clutch cable HANDLE LEVER to "0" TIGHT,,,, not enough to allow the clutch to slip but TIGHT ... make sure ALL the slack is taken out.....
    THEN start bike and TRY the clutch...... if NO HANG UP you will see where you need to go from here.......


    I HAVE MODIFIED a clutch handle for MORE pull by REMOVING some of the metal BETWEEN the handle stop and on the clutch lever its self...1/8 of an inch makes a BIG difference in clearance....

    LET ME KNOW IF THIS gives you RESULTS

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. clutchdragger

    clutchdragger New Member

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    will try this and get back to you.
     
  5. clutchdragger

    clutchdragger New Member

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    yes I did
     
  6. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Is this a stock clutch with bandit plates? Or is it an entire bandit clutch assembly?
     
  7. clutchdragger

    clutchdragger New Member

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    it is an entire bandit clutch assembly