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> 86' deluxe clutch issue, Can't squeeze clutch
ScottyB
post Aug 1 2015, 06:04 PM
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I just installed a Barnett extra clutch plate kit on my 86' XLH883. I put it all back together per my bike manual (at least I feel I did). After I installed the primary cover, foot peg, filled with oil etc. I tried to give my clutch a squeeze. I could not get the clutch lever to squeeze at all. I tried adjustments in both the cable and clutch adjustment screw. Nothing seemed to help. I'm hoping someone here has the experience or knowledge to help me figure this out. Currently frustrated and hoping it's a simple fix. Thanks for the help.
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post Aug 1 2015, 07:59 PM
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Hope someone chimes in for ya'. Don't know Sporties at all and don't know any of them as well as many around here.

Anyways, opposite end (from the lever) of the cable installed right? Is there a "ramp" on that end? Something jammed there?

Extra plate. Fitment issue? Sure of the part no.?
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post Aug 2 2015, 12:27 PM
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My buddy is a Harley tech and gave me the part numbers to order. I've contacted him, but have not heard anything back. The cable is fairly new. I guess I'll have to tear it apart and see if the part the cable attaches to is working properly. I thought I replaced that piece and the bearings, etc but maybe something happened to it. I haven't had much feedback so far from the forum. My year bike should similar set up as newer evo motors. I was hoping someone has had the problem before and could lend some advice.
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post Aug 27 2015, 02:52 PM
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Lets take the sensible approach. Before you changed the clutch could you pull the clutch lever??? After you installed the new clutch disk you can't. Sounds to me you did something wrong. Get your buddy 'the Harley Tech' to take a look at it.




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