Clutch Play in Cable - Road Glide Forums
Do-IT-Yourself For all those Do-it-yourself ideas that will save you some bucks

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 7
Clutch Play in Cable

I have a 2007 Road Glide in which I began to adjust the clutch cable (after 6000 miles noticed a little extra play) loosened cable adjustment, removed derby cover, backed out screw, tightened until just bottomed and then backed out 3/4 turn....seems normal and a he_ _ of a lot easier than my shovel. I then went to adjust the cable and wooha! It adjust almost all the way out and still more than an 1/8 play at lever.
**My issue....I have heard someone mention that the clog inside the "Clutch Release Cover" can become inverted but not clear if the end issue would be the same as mine.

Thinking the clutch disks may have been to worn, I replaced the clutch assembly with a Barnett Scorpion Assembly, nope...not the disks, still way to much play in cable.

**Does this sound consistent?

Thanks, Enjoy the Holidays!
71Surfbs is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 7
The Scorpion Clutch looks sweet though...
71Surfbs is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 02:21 PM
Grey beard
lil chief's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 963
Maybe try and back the adjuster a 1/2 turn out then adjust the cable. See if that helps out some. On my old FLHT, I had an extended cable due to the reduced reach bars, and the proper adjustment on that one left the cable right at the very end of the threads.
Lil Chief

Famous Last Words: "Watch Me!"

2015 Denim Black RG, FM ss ceramic coated 2-1-2 pipe, White Bros Original E Series Mufflers, FM ac, PV Tuner
lil chief is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 7
Thanks, this has ape hangers, the length of cable has been fine for the three years I`ve owned the bike. The extended length only became an issue with this adjustment. I installed and Energy One set of disks and diaphragm spring with great results, I could get neutral at a stop with bike running. All other adjustments (3) no issues, that`s why I puzzled.
Thanks Again,
71Surfbs is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changed clutch cable to +6 cable...clutch does not appear to engage backwaterdogs Troubleshooting for Road Glides 4 05-20-2017 08:09 PM
Clutch Cable Play 71Surfbs Do-IT-Yourself 2 10-22-2016 07:29 PM
Need Help-Clutch Cable Lever Change-Tight Cable SNemet Controls & Handlebars 6 04-28-2016 05:42 PM
Braided Clutch Cable Repair? hdmagic Troubleshooting for Road Glides 1 08-15-2010 06:30 AM
Clutch cable clip on side of gauge housing GizmoGlide *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 8 03-26-2010 12:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome