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TROUBLESHOOTING- HARLEY DAVIDSON

CLUTCH SERVICING & TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR HARLEY DAVIDSON

CLUTCH SYMPTOMS:

Slippage:

1.       Clutch controls improperly adjusted.

2.       Insufficient clutch spring tension.

3.       Worn friction plates.

4.       Warped frictions or steels.

5.       Improper cable adjustment.

Drags or Does Not Release:

1.       Clutch controls improperly adjusted.

2.       Clutch spring tension too tight, coil binds.

3.       Friction plates gumming up.

4.       Clutch shell keys or hub studs badly worn.

5.       Clutch plates warped (metal or frictions).

6.       Clutch cable collapsing, improperly adjusted.

7.       Improper adjustment on primary chain/belt.

Chatters:

1.       Clutch hub liner friction plate rivets loose or broken.

2.       Clutch spring disc too flat (diaphragm).

3.       Friction or steel plates worn or warped.

4.       Glazed or burned friction plates.

5.       Improper adjustment on primary chain/belt.

6.       Frayed/stretched clutch cable.

Hard To Shift:

1.       Improperly adjusted primary chain/belt.

2.       Improperly adjusted drive chain (rear wheel).

3.       Clutch has too much drag (see above).

4.       Gearbox problems.

5.       Cable adjustment and/or stretch.

6.       Improper primary oil (wet-type).