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Road King Motorcycle clutch

Why is the clutch handle so hard to pull when shifting gears and is hard to find neutral and there's a whining noise coming from clutch when cold.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    i have a 2000 road king with a whirring sound coming from the primary after everything is heated up only when the bike is moving

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    while riding in 3rd gear the transmission makes a whining noise

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Theres 2 clutch adjustments you can do - one is on the cable, under the boot, the other is at the clutch hub, under the derby cover in the primary. That should take care of the whine and your problem finding neutral. If you get some teflon spray and shoot it generously down the inside of your cable, you are gonna be surprized at how easy it'll pull

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Make sure all adjustments are done on a room temp bike!

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