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Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by vikerbiker, May 10, 2014.

  1. vikerbiker

    vikerbiker New Member

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    I have a sportster 2004 my first harley...;)

    I got a new set of clutch plate anda new centre double spring plate..
    and set the centre screw then tightened up the cable..
    all went great untill the bike was warmed up...
    Then.. it was difficult getting into first gear .. only slightly.. though..
    but if i gave it a just a little rev.. it would go straight into gear no problem..
    I thought it was the plates expanding when hot.
    so I waited till they were cold'
    then ajusted the screw again...
    still same problem ...? everything else seems fine.. some one said you may need to tighten the cam chain a bit
    thanks for your help guys..
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    A Sportster does not have a cam chain. The cams are all gear driven. You may want to check the primary chain for proper adj. I would readj. your clutch again(cold). After I adj. the cable for the 1/8 free play I always pull the lever 5-6 times then recheck.
    tourbox
     
  3. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  4. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.:newsmile033:
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, Check the self help section for tips:s
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  8. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  9. r_k_dragon

    r_k_dragon Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum from the southwest desert.