2018 Road Glide Ultra
I have a 2018 RGU. My clutch engages near the end of the release (hope that makes sense). In other words....the engine doesn’t engage until I have almost released the handle. Is that normal?
Swapping out the damper spring shim for the '19my part will move the friction zone back towards the grip. 37000295 is the part number on that, bout 10 bucks.
+3 for the AIM. '17 RGU 107ci.+2 here for the AIM & landshark1369's 100% accurate description of the benefits of the AIM. Love it.
Interesting. I've been considering the Mueller slave, but fitment for my bike is weird (2016 TC with hydraulic clutch and the A&S clutch pack), and I'm getting conflicting answers over which slave cylinder to use. Regardless, I'd rather not have the clutch dragging when I've got the lever all the way in. I suppose I could change it back.....and add the Man 'O War compensator.....and go to 32-tooth.....and this is how my money gets spent.....+3 for the AIM. '17 RGU 107ci.
I had added the '19 damper spring seat early last year. That helped the friction zone placement some; but the pull in traffic still sucked... a lot! Popeye would have had a cramp between DC and Fredericksburg, VA on I 95.
I added the AIM about a month ago. I noticed the difference immediately. I could feel the clutch start to grab almost right off the handle bar; The working friction zone (for slow speed maneuvers) is just about mid lever (good for short fingered me) and the pull was much easier to manage while sitting in traffic.
The only negative thing that I noticed is the clutch now behaves like a 'mechanical' clutch that is adjusted a little tight (bike lurches forward slightly when starting in gear and I can feel the friction when peddling it around my driveway and garage).
I'm planning on going back to the original clutch damper spring seat ('17) this weekend. I'll update after that but I think that will get the zone where I need it to be and give the full throw back to the slave cylinder.
you can try an adjustable clutch lever. i have the oberon. it will allow you to move the friction point closer to the grip where you don't have to extend your fingers as far.
while it doesn't really change the amount of effort required, it makes a huge difference.
Has the clutch fluid been changed out in the last couple of years? If not it might be to purge your fluid out and see if you find improvement. I've noticed every time it's done the clutch 'feel' is back where it belongs. If it's been done recently then the aftermarket slaves are the way I'd go...Perfect timing for this thread. I have a 2015 RGS w/ 32k. My clutch doesn't engage until at the very top of the pull. Get's worse the longer or hotter it gets. Is the AIM or Oberon the answer I'm looking for? TIA
Yes. About 6 months ago. But it's dirty again so going to do both the primary and the clutch line fluid.Has the clutch fluid been changed out in the last couple of years? If not it might be to purge your fluid out and see if you find improvement. I've noticed every time it's done the clutch 'feel' is back where it belongs. If it's been done recently then the aftermarket slaves are the way I'd go...