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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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proper clutch engagement

i just got my 08 road glide back from being serviced...

clutch lets out almost at the end.(1/2 in or so)..dont remember it like this. used to start engageing about half way..

is this correct or was it wrong before?

or is clutch about gone ?
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 12:11 AM
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isnt it just a preference, i have mine adjusted so it begins to engage about a 1/4 in off grip.

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Sounds like the clutch is not adjusted right. Once the clutch is adjusted, then the cable is adjusted so that there is 1/16 to 1/8 inch play in the lever. I use a dime to check mine. It seems like with it having to be released that far to engage, that the clutch might not be fully engaging and may start to slip under load.


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My clutch slips under load, that is when I really jump on the throttle. I've been thinking I have to find time for the dealer. Is it possible it's just a lever adjustment??


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No need to have the dealer do it, it a pretty easy adjustment if your inclined to do it yourself. Here is a good video showing the procedure. Just make sure the bike is cold when you do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl92wwLiNwE


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No need to have the dealer do it, it a pretty easy adjustment if your inclined to do it yourself. Here is a good video showing the procedure. Just make sure the bike is cold when you do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl92wwLiNwE

is that the video i watched that said need to change gasket each time?

is that correct ?
so should have gasket on hand before?

thought about doing it....but since dealer did it...thinking if having them re adjust it if can find time to take it back

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Its suggested to change gaskets, you don't have to and I don't as long as the gasket looks good.

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In addition to adjusting the clutch some of you may benefit from the upgraded SE clutch spring. Cost is only ~$40 and really firms up the engagement. Don't have the part number handy but found it in the Screaming Eagle catalog. Has been discussed here in the forums too if you want to do some research.

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I've been known to reuse the primary gasket more than once.


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