Question about 2007 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster
Does the gasket need to be replaced when I put on skull derby cover?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replaced the clutch in my xlh1200 1995 with a kevlar clutch kit. when I put it back together I couldnt squeeze the clutch. I took off the derby cover and figured out that the adjustment screw was hitt
I would go back to scratch. Disassemble the clutch basket and reassemble it making sure you have it set in proper order. Then reassemble every thing. Also double check the clutches you bought are the proper ones for your bike.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
I never pull the derby cover unless I have to fix something. I do exactly what you described and have for 20 years. Never had a problem.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
SOURCE: I am changing the transfer
The case you're changing the oil in is called the primary drive case or "primary" for short. Yes, it does the same thing as a transfer case but in the future you may confuse someone using that terminology.
The drain is a small pipe plug that uses a Torx bit to remove. It's on the underside of the primary cover back directly below the derby cover. You do fill the case through the derby cover opening. With the bike standing straight up, fill the primary with oil until it comes just up to the bottom of the clutch basket, the shiny aluminum drum that holds the clutch plates. It holds about a quart of oil. Do not overfill or the clutch will drag causing you to be unable to find neutral with the engine running.
You say the bolts won't tighten up on the derby cover. Your model should have the five bolt cover and the screws screw into the tapped primary cover. If the threads are stripped out in the primary cover, you can have it repaired by a competent machinist by having them install threaded inserts in the original holes called Timeserts or Keenserts. If the screws will tighten but the cover still leaks, the bolt holes in the cover may be pulled through and standing high on the backside. This will not allowing the cover to seat against the full gasket. In this case, the purchase of a new derby cover would fix the problem.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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