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How to remove a pivot pin for the clutch lever of a softail HD

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SOURCE: I replaced my old clutch

The chrome lever should be exactly the same as the old lever you took off except for the chrome. It should work just fine but if it doesn't something is wrong. First, make sure the old and the new lever are the same and that you have it assembled correctly.

If so, loosen the cable adjuster all the way. Get as much slack as you can in the cable. Then remove the derby cover and loosen the locknut in the center of the clutch assy. Now, turn the adjuster inwards until you feel a resistance, DO NOT FORCE THE SCREW OR YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR INNER CLUTCH HUB. Once you feel the resistance, back the screw back out 1/2 turn. Now, adjust the cable adjuster so that you have about an 1/8" freeplay. If everything works correctly, you can replace the derby cover.

If it still doesn't work, you might want to look at that clutch lever and way you've got it assembled.

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First - find the adjuster. It's down on the front frame tube - it's usually in a rubber boot but being an 83 the boot maybe missing. Adjust the barrels of the cable adjuster together to effectively shorten the cable sheath which will put slack in the cable. Then, remove the pivot of the clutch lever and then remove the lever from the perch. You will see how the cable end is held to the lever - remove that pin and the cable will come off the lever. Put the new lever on (use grease at the pivots after you clean everything up) and then adjust the cable so that you have maybe 1/2" of free play measured at the end of the lever and then lock down the adjuster and you're done! It's a pretty easy task once you get through the first time! Goooood luck - I hope this is the info you were looking for!

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Follow the clutch cable downward until you get to the rubber bellows that covers the clutch cable adjuster. Slide the bellows up or down to gain access to the adjuster. Loosen the lock nut and turn the adjuster inwards making the cable as short as possible.

Remove the pivot pin for the lever and rotate the lever forward. Positon the lever so that it will come off the cable end. Lubricate the cable end and replace the lever with the new one. Reposition the lever and install the pivot pin. Readjust the cable adjuster so that you have approximately 1/8" of free travel in the lever.

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  1. Lift clutch pedal to uppermost position to disengage clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft.
  2. Push clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft forward and unhook clutch release lever cable from clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft and allow it to slowly swing rearward.
  3. Raise and support vehicle.
  4. Remove clutch release lever dust shield.
  5. Disconnect clutch release lever cable from clutch release shaft.
  6. Remove retaining clip, then clutch release lever cable from flywheel housing.
  7. Remove starter motor from flywheel housing, then engine rear plate to front lower flywheel housing bolts.
  8. Remove transmission.
  9. Remove flywheel housing back just far enough to clear clutch pressure plate, then remove housing.
  10. Remove clutch release shaft from flywheel housing by pulling it through window in flywheel housing until retainer spring disengages from pivot.
  11. Remove clutch release hub and bearing from clutch release shaft.
  12. Loosen six clutch pressure plate bolts evenly to release spring tension gradually and avoid distorting clutch pressure plate. If same clutch pressure plate is to be installed, mark plate and flywheel so pressure plate can be installed in its original position.
  13. Remove clutch pressure plate and clutch disc from flywheel.
  1. Position clutch disc and pressure plate assembly on flywheel, noting following:
    1. Three flywheel housing to block dowels on flywheel must be properly aligned with clutch pressure plate.
    2. Bent, damaged or missing flywheel housing to block dowels must be replaced.
    3. tart clutch pressure plate bolts but do not tighten.
    4. Avoid touching clutch disc face, dropping parts or contaminating parts with oil or grease.
    5. Align clutch disc using suitable alignment tool inserted in pilot bearing.
    6. To avoid clutch pressure plate distortion, alternately tighten bolts a few turns at a time, until they are all tight, then tighten to specifications.

  2. Install transmission to flywheel housing.
  3. Install engine rear plate to flywheel front lower housing bolts, then connect clutch release cable to flywheel housing and connect retaining clip.
  4. Connect clutch release lever cable to clutch release shaft, then install clutch release lever dust shield.
  5. Install starter motor.
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    1. Lift clutch pedal to disengage clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft.
    2. Push clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft forward and hook end of clutch release lever cable over rear of clutch and brake pedal pivot shaft.

  7. Cycle clutch pedal several times to adjust clutch release lever cable

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