FLT clutch problem

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

  1. fidel33

    fidel33 New Member

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    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

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    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 Expert Member

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

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    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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