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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:17 PM     #1
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Clutch Adjustment

How do you adjust the clutch?

I just bot an '06 Road King and need to adjust the clutch so the engage/disengage is when you pull the lever in and is close to the handlebar.

Right now, it engages/disengages almost as soon as you start to pull the lever in.

(I searched for this topic and could not find it.)

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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 11:57 AM     #2
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Re: Clutch Adjustment

Here is an almost fool proof method for clutch adjustment. It takes the guesswork out of the "feel" for the adjuster.
Once you have opened up the derby cover and are ready to proceed...

1)Collapse the adjuster on the cable sleeve all the way.

2)Pull the lever against the bar and hold it there with slight force.

3)Turn the pushrod adjuster bolt in while holding the lever against the bar lightly until it starts to force the lever away for some distance. (Do this more than once to get the feel). While keeping light pressure on the lever back the adjuster bolt out just until the lever touches the bar again and then another little bit, about 1/2 turn , then lock it.

4)Adjust the cable freeplay at the lever for 1/16" free play.

You should be good to go .

Always adjust the clutch on a cold bike for best results.

It's better to adjust the clutch so that it starts to grab at least an inch or more from the bar for complete disc separation, which translates into better/quieter shifting.Using this method, you can "feel" where the lever is going to grab with a little practice.

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