Easy pull clutch

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by mesaaz54, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. mesaaz54

    mesaaz54 New Member

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    I recentley bought a 1998 FatBoy with an easy pull clutch. My question is has any one encountered a hard time getting there bike into neutral? The dealer were I bought the bike said its common when you install the easy pull .
    Has anyone run up against this before and I am getting good information from my dealer??
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Glider has given you some great info and the adjustments need to be followed closely. I have found on my 94 FLSTC that I also have to make sure my primary chain is adjusted properly or finding neutral can be a bear.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Raising the revs a wee bit to about 1800 rpm will help with finding neutral

    Brian
     
  5. 98fat

    98fat Active Member

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    I have a 1998 Fatboy and installed the easy pull. My bike has always been difficult to find neutral. Adjusting the clutch pack per the manual will help. I haven't noticed what oil I run in the primary to make much difference. Good luck.:D
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Changing the TRANS oil will help. Spectro oil will prove it too.
     
  7. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    My 89 FLH was very hard to find neutral, I changed the gear lube to syn gear lube(Amsoil gear lube 75/90) and after about 500 miles it shifted much easier and neutral is a breeze now, I'd try the lube first.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Amazing how the right lube in the primary and tranny, combined with a proper clutch and primary chain adjustment will do, I have found by rolling forward and back with the clutch in just a few feet no more clunk:s
     
  9. R.Bingham

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    Red Line Shockproof Heavy is a good choice for the transmission too. I find that it is a bit easier to locate locally too. Red Line V-Twin Transmission oil is the same thing only repackaged.

    It made a big difference on finding neutral on my 03. I too have the Easy Pull clutch.
     
  10. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Remove the easy pull box, adjust the clutch per Gliders instructions, re-install the easy pull. I have found this is the easiest way to get the adjustment right witrh the easy pull. Done it a bunch of times for friends that have installed one.

    And the dealers line of neutral is harder to find with one installed, is just a reason to brush off the issue.