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Dropping the clutch ????

thinking about lowering the clutch plate when I change the fluids

anyone have any favorite setups? 3/4 turn 1 1/2 turn


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Not sure what you mean by "thinking about lowering the clutch plate", I do mine as in the video, 1/2 turn clearance

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The adjustment is a fine line. Back it off more than 1/2 turn and it is a bitch to get in gear or push around with the clutch pulled in (clutch plates drag). Adjust less than 1/2 turn and clutch pack can slip under heavy load once it gets to operating temperature.

You are not going to hurt anything by experimenting, but unless you change the spring, or plates, or install some other device there is not much to improve in stock clutch area.


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5/8 turn works good for me.

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Don't go 1 1/2 turns. The book say to go 1/2 to 1 full turn. I go 1/2 of a turn with good results.


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If the clutch feels good and there is no slippage then there is no real need to adjust it. Everytime I adjusted my clutch it didn't need adjustment and I was just wasting my time. I do check the clutch adjustment after any work that has been done under warranty that is done inside the primary, one HD dealer that did some work to my bike had the clutch out of adjustment and they did not put in enough fluid, that was the only time I had to adjust the clutch.


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I know, this sort of topic is boring, I think I'll try 1/2 first,
I'm not making bank at the tT or anything, just sightseeing

but my feeling was, as with most things, there would be some independent though on the subject and that is what matters

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I have been adjusting my clutch 1/2 turn and do get slippage when riding 2up. Which way do I adjust to correct the slippage, 5/8 or 3/8 turn?

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I have been adjusting my clutch 1/2 turn and do get slippage when riding 2up. Which way do I adjust to correct the slippage, 5/8 or 3/8 turn?
5/8. 3/8 would make it worse

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