xl1200c clutch

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by bamafan36567, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. bamafan36567

    bamafan36567 Member

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    I have a 2004 XL1200C I am having a clutch problem. When I pull in the clutch the bike still moves forward and is very hard to downshift. I have adjusted the clutch and cable to no avail. Bike has 30,000 mile I have not had it long and know very little of the history. Could this be the cable?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This could be a stretched cable or the clutch plates could be worn enough from bad adjustments that they are not separating enough Are you doing your adjustment with the bike cold?
     
  3. bamafan36567

    bamafan36567 Member

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    Yes I have done all of my adjustments with the bike cold. I can adjust and it will shift ok but ride just a few minutes and it is right back.
     
  4. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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  5. bamafan36567

    bamafan36567 Member

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    thx will try 1 more adjust and see
     
  6. bamafan36567

    bamafan36567 Member

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    doing the adjustments cold it is really bad trying to down shift
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    How much free travel do you have? Possible the cable is stretched
     
  8. geoff

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    If the clutch & cable are adjusted to spec,& trans oil is all good you might have the 'spring plate' breaking up. it is in the clutch plate pack,& you can either replace it or remove & add extra clutch plates to get the right thickness of the clutch plate pack,this is a common problem & worth looking into if all else does not rectify the problem.
     
  9. bamafan36567

    bamafan36567 Member

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    Turns out it was the spring plate in the clutch stack up. All better now:ap
     
  10. geoff

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    Glad you got it sorted out.:)