Slight clutch engagement

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by mnultra, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    I have an 09 Ultra with just shy of 500 miles on it. I noticed this last weekend that when the bike was cold, with the clutch in and in first gear, I could tell that the clutch wasn't totally disengaged. Certainly not to the point that I had to hold the brake to keep it from moving but just a little annoying. Is this normal for break in? I have not changed the primary or transmission fluids yet (This weekends project - no worries - Spectro 6 speed and HD Formula +) but thought it would be a good time to adjust the clutch with the cover off already if you guys thought that was the issue.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The parasitic drag that the heavier oil has between the clutch plates will give you this sensation when the oil is cold (drag) which should diminish when warmed up. A clutch adjustment is a good idea in any event to assure it is where it should be after the break in.
     
  3. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    Thanks Glider! I would like to say "That's what I thought" but I wouldn't have posted the question if that was truly the case :D
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Better to ask and be sure than making a costly mistake.:s