Question about 2003 Harley Davidson XL 1200 S Sportster Sport
Posted by Anonymous on
You will need to loosen the cable adjustment off all the way. Then you will need to remove the snap ring and pull the pin out and then pull the handle off and remove the nylon pin to release the cable from the handle and do not drop any of these parts and then put the new lever on, reinstall the parts in the reverse order and adjust the cable so there is 1/16 to 1/8 inch freeplay at the cable and perch area.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would guess stale gasoline or fuel. Try fresh fuel in the tank. If this doesn't clear the problem, you could need to have your carburetor or fuel injection system cleaned. I'm not even sure if they put fuel injection on Sportsters since I don't work on fuel injected bikes. I mostly work on the older bikes like Panheads, Shovelheads, Evos. Not too many Sportsters but have worked on a lot of Ironhead Sportsters. Try the fuel first. It's a cheap fix. Hope it works for you. Good luck with the knee replacement. My wife had one knee replaced and it works great.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
That is not a difficult task. There is an adjustment on the cable at the front of the frame. This adjustment should be loosened up and the derby cover removed. After removing the derby cover (that is on the Primary on left side of bike) there is an adjustment screw on the clutch. It takes a allen wrench (dont remmember size) and an 11/16 wrench. Loosen the lock nut with the wrench and screw in the allen in about three turns. Then pull clutch lever all the way in and leave it there. Take the allen wrench and turn out the screw while watching the clutch lever when the lever comes all the way out and the screw tightens then turn it back in 1/2 of a turn and hold it with the allen wrench in that position while tightening the lock nut with the wrench. Then go to the cluctch lever and hold the cable tight looking at the gap between the end of the cable and the clutch lever housing there should only be 1/16 to 1/8 inch play there if there is more or less then adjust the cable at the cable adjustment on the front of frame of bike till you get that spec. A quick way to check the cable is use a nickel if it fits tight it is right. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Dec 06, 2010
If the carb is adjusted correctly, the engine will not idle without the choke when cold. I will usually take at least 3 to 5 miles of riding to get the engine warm enough to idle by itself without the choke. If your bike is a full operating temperature, it should idle at about 1000 RPM. If it's idling higher than this, you need to slow it down a bit.
Remove the air filter cover and look at the top right side of the carb. You'll see a screw there . This is the throttle stop screw. Turn the screw counterclockwise to lower the idle speed to 1000 RPM or so. Blip the throttle and let it settle back to idle. Reset it if necessary. Once set, put the air cleaner cover hand on.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
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