FLT clutch problem

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by fidel33, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. fidel33

    fidel33 New Member

    I have 1986 FLT with external arm where the clutch cable connects to engage the clutch. I have adjusted the clutch by the book and also had my
    mechanic adjust the clutch, and I have been stranded on the side of the road more than I would like. Is this a known problem with this model? Is there
    a inexpensive alternative? Any advice welcome.
  2. Fossil

    Fossil Active Member

    More information like why did you have to adjust and why it left you on the side of the road.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    I would be looking at the clutch plates and the hub
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    There are several pieces involved in your clutch release mechanism. A common problem is a broken thrust bearing. The link may help you see what's involved.
    I think there was also mid year changes in the assembly.

    Sorry, I got distracted by the tv news about a freak bear accident in Canada, and forgot to post the link. Our forum friend was indeed lucky with his bear encounter!!

    1986 Harley-Davidson FLHT Parts, 1986 Harley-Davidson FLHT OEM Parts - BikeBandit.com
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