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> Help! Clutch pushrod bearing keeps breaking!!, Big twin clutch pushrod bearing failure
Red1Five
post Jan 7 2017, 03:43 PM
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I recently replaced the clutch pushrods in a 89 flhtc. I loosened cable, put all new parts in, adjusted left side screw (1/2 turn out), and the bearing on the right side actuator failed. Twice. Any advice on what i am doing wrong or a step im leaving out would be helpful. Both times it worked for a few miles and the crapped out. I used a h-d bearing and a drag specialties bearing. Oil level was right, adjustment at lever was good and the clutch felt great until it gave out. Please help!!
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post Jan 7 2017, 06:57 PM
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I can't help, but there are a few here who can. Hopefully one of them will chime in.
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post Jan 7 2017, 08:43 PM
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Sick Puppy would be the best expert on an EVO. Hopefully he will see this.
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post Jan 8 2017, 12:37 PM
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Is this what I call the "throw-out" bearing? A little dime size bearing? I have a 4-speed and this is probably different for 5-speed's.
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post Jan 8 2017, 01:34 PM
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do you have a thrust washer on both sides of the bearing?
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Red1Five
post Jan 8 2017, 05:52 PM
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Yes, i have a washer on both sides of the bearing. All new pushrods too.
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post Jan 8 2017, 07:18 PM
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At some point in time it is just time to stop screwing around and get professional help. Don't know how much money you are spending on parts, or how much you
value your time, but every minute your bike is sitting is time you could be riding. If your efforts continue to break, and you are asking for help from a web site, it is
just time. Frankly, if after a couple times taking it apart and putting it back together just to have it fail again, I'd worry about it working, then failing again 100 miles
from home. Bite the bullet, drop the bucks, spend the cash and have it fixed with a warranty.

Good Luck
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post Jan 16 2017, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for the advice to take it to the shop. very helpful helping me solve my problem! Is there anyone with any real advice on this issue? Maybe an issue with the clutch pack or pressure plate that is keeping the clutch from disengaging and keeping the bearing spinning when it shouldn't be? Or am I just not backing out the screw and locknut far enough?
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post Jan 16 2017, 03:40 PM
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Well Red, Been a member here for quite a while. There are a lot of riders on this board, but not a lot of mechanics. I've seen some major league advise offered
that was so far off base even I laughed. In most cases the caller finally gave up after the 3rd or 4th 'cheap' fix and took it to a mechanic and paid less than the 3 or 4
suggestions didn't do the trick. Best of luck, hope you get it fixed and someone here can help you. I'd offer a suggestion, but I don't have the foggiest idea how
to fix your clutch, and I won't try and sound like an expert.

Get it fixed and stick around, nice people hang around here...... 'cept me (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jan 20 2017, 01:14 PM
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thanks
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