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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch Handle Adjustment

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Since I got the bike and been riding it, I want to adjust where the clutch handle engages and disengages. The handle now starts to grab at about half way out. Total grab is almost fully out. I buddy of mine mentioned to adjust the cable slack on the cable going down the frame. Is that the correct thing to do? I want it so, when squeezed in, to start to grab allot sooner than it is now. Any help?

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That is infact where you adjust the throw at.


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So I just adjust the throw there and I don't have to worry about going into the clutch at all?
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Engagement point is adjusted with the adjuster on the clutch pressure plate. Cable adjustment adjusts lever slop.

You didnt say what year, but I've found the later 6 speeds to need more disengagement travel to insure you get adequate plate seperation, if not you get drag and drag makes harsh first gear engagement and neutral tough to find.

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It is a 2013. So if I understand you, i new to adjust both areas?


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What rageglide said. You adjust where the hand lever grabs , in the primary, on the pressure plate. Then adjust on the cable to remove slope in cable. The cable adjustment should be about the same on all bikes. About 1/8 " of lever play (slop).

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Anywhere I can get directions so I don't F it up? Never worked on a bike before and I don't want to "poke and hope".


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I would strongly recommend getting the service manual for your bike. Search on YouTube I think I remember seeing a video on the clutch pack adjustment.

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I would strongly recommend getting the service manual for your bike. Search on YouTube I think I remember seeing a video on the clutch pack adjustment.

Good idea. Will check. Thanks guys.


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Loosen cable adjuster all the way , so u have a lot of slop in clutch handle. Then take off primary inspection cover , loosen lock nut on clutch adjuster , loosen inner screw out a couple rounds, then slowly tighten back in till u feel tension n then back off 1/4 to 1/2 turn . Hold inner adjuster screw n lock down outer nut . Done with clutch adjustment . Next go back to cable tighten till u have about 1/8 to 1/16
(SLOP) in clutch lever. DONE!!!
You tube is ur friend, just type in harley clutch adjustment , if u need more help.

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