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How to adjust the cluch on a 1982 sportster

I have adjusted the cluch by the book but it dont let out and take hold like it should

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SOURCE: How do I remove the primary cover on a 2000 sportster 1200cc?

the spring and nut they talk about isnt behind the little cover , this little cover is for adjusting the primary chain only , the nut your after is behind the big cover (derbi cover).

hope this helps mate anything else you need to know let me know .
kind regards

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SOURCE: Adjusting timing on Harley Davidson 1976 sportster

The advance timing should be 35° before Top Dead Center. This is how you find out which mark this is.

Get the rear wheel of the bike off the ground, remove the spark plugs, shift the bike into fourth gear, and remove the timing plug from the left engine case.
Now, take an ordinary PLASTIC DRINKING STRAW and insert it into the front spark plug hole. Do not use anything else or you stand a chance of it breaking and then you'll have to pull the head to get it out. The plastic straw will bend but not break.
Bump the rear wheel in the direction that it turns while riding down the road until the piston pushes the straw all the way up and just barely starts going back down. Look into the timing hole. You should see a timing mark. This is the Top Dead Center mark. Now, bump the rear wheel BACKWARDS until you see another mark. This should be the ADVANCED TIMING MARK. The piston should 7/16" down from top dead center.

On this model Sportster the timing is advanced by a mechanical advance mechanism. These units are notorious for wearing out and not contolling the timing very well. You must remove the breaker plate to inspect this mechanism. Mark the position of the plate before you remove it. If the pins and holes in the flyweights are worn, replace the unit. Replace it with a good needle bearing unit. Replace the points and reset the gap at 0.018 - 0.020".

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SOURCE: Valve adjustment for 2004 HD sportster XL 883

You don't adjust them as they are hydraulic.

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SOURCE: sportster wheel alignment

There is only one wheel you can align.The back one.If the front wheel is correctly assembled and sitting in it,s correct place,the back one is the place to look.On the end of the swingarm is the rear wheel,the axle for the rear wheel and the adjuster.The axle has marks on it to determine the adjustment of the rear axle/chain/belt.If both are the same and the drive belt/chain is correct,then the alignment is correct.Nothing more you can do.Both sides have marks or notches.Make sure they are the same and all is good.Dont overtighten the chain/belt.Hope this helps

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SOURCE: 1996 Sportster Custom 1200. How do I adjust the

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