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75 sportster clutch plate stud nuts adjustment, how tight do you make them

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Hi Anonymous, there is no torque value for the nuts because they are clamping on studs, the bible just says tighten securely but if you use locknuts and blue lock tite you will be fine. If you are a torque wrench addict like me 100 inch pounds would be safe. Now before you do your lock tite measure the distance between the releasing disc and the outer drive plate it should be .125" if it's more than .165" parts sells .040" shorter spacers, if it's .205 they sell .080" shorter spacers. Anything over that and you need to replace your friction plates. The standard length spacer is 1.530" Good luck

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To get the clutch plates out of the Sportster clutch assembly, you do not have the take the nut off. But, to answer that question, the nut has left handed threads on it. To change the clutch plates, you must have a special tool to compress the clutch spring so that you can get the lock ring off the inner clutch hub so you can remove the spring and the plates. The tool is available from JP Cycles for about $50. There is a "lockring seat" just behind the lockring. Make sure you look at the direction this ring faces before you remove it.

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SOURCE: 1979 sportster clutch adjuster nut spins off when put in 1st. gear

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2012 Harley Davidson Sportster clutch slips in all gears when in throttle on High Rev new primary oil synthetic and recently changed oil ring on gear shift linkage...


Check the clutch adjustment. It sounds like it is too tight. If that checks out OK, then it sounds like you need a new set of clutch plates.

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Replace clutch cable


In the middle of the clutch cable under a rubber boot is the adjustment for the cable. Slide this down to access the adjuster. This may take a little effort to do. Use a 1/2 inch wrench to hold the adjuster and a 9/16 to loosen the lock nut. Turn the lock nut and adjuster all the way to the top. Remove the retaining ring on the underside of hand control and remove pin. Remove clutch lever. Slide out the pin holding the clutch cable in place. Remove derby cover, the large round cover where the cable enters buy removing the four hex screws. Remove spring with attached hex lock plate. Use a flat head screw driver to turn adjusting screw clockwise to release ramp and coupling mechanism. it should move forward and make the cable slack enough to remove it. Unscrew nut from adjusting screw, remove the cable end from small slotted end of coupler. Unscrew the cable from primary cover.

Screw the new cable in to the cover, reconnect cable to the coupler. Leave derby cover off and re-install everything, except spring and hex plate. Turn the clutch adjusting screw counter-clockwise until resistance is felt, then back-off 1/4 turn. Re-install spring and hex plate, you may have to wiggle the hex nut a bit to get everything to line up. Replace the derby cover. Turn adjuster on the cable down until there is about 1/16 free play at clutch handle. Tighten the adjuster lock nut. Slide the protective boot back over the cable adjuster. I recommend using zip ties to seal the boot. Place a zip tie at the bottom of the boot first. Then using some WD-40, insert the straw a good bit in to the top of the boot. Spray slowly until foam starts coming out the top. Seal the top of the boot with a zip tie. This will keep the adjuster from rusting. That's it your done.

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1979 Harley Davidson FXS Low Rider clutch adjustment


Hi, Michael a proper clutch adjustment for big twins starts by squirting some silicone spray or Brake Kleen into the top of the rubber boot on the clutch cable and sliding it back exposing the cable adjuster. Loosen the jam nut and turn the adjusting screw all the way in so your clutch lever has excessive slop. Remove the Derby cover, loosen the jam nut on the clutch pack adjuster screw and screw it in until light resistance is felt against the clutch rod then back the adjusting screw out 3/4 of a turn and tighten the jam nut.
Check primary fluid level and replace Derby cover unless you are running an early model "Dry Clutch" leave the Derby cover off. Go back to the clutch cable adjuster and back it out until there is 1/8" free play between the clutch lever and the bracket perch. This is correctly accomplished by pulling the clutch cable end outward with your right hand and pulling the clutch lever in with your left hand and modest pressure on both hands to eyeball the free play. Tighten cable adjuster jam nut and slide rubber boot back to its original position.
On Dry Clutch Models you need to square the pressure plate by adjusting the 3 stud nuts on the outside of the pressure plate so that when the clutch lever is pulled in the pressure plate shoots "STRAIGHT" out and disengages evenly.
On Sportster models, the procedure is the same except the clutch cable adjuster screws directly into the primary cover with a jam nut. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below and for more specific information or questions at no charge please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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I adjusted the clutch on my 1200 xlc 2008 sportster but it is still slipping. what should i check next?


if you adjusted your clutch correctly and it's still slipping, it's time for clutch plates.

To adjust the clutch, find the cable adjuster in the center of the clutch cable. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster inwards and all the slack you can in the cable.

Pull the derby cover off and remove the spring and the locking nut. Turn the screw in the center all the way out counterclockwise. Then go back in 1/4 turn. Reinstall the locking nut and spring and the derby cover.

Go back to the cable adjuster and turn it outwards until you have about 1/8" freeplay. work the clutch a couple of times and recheck the freeplay.

If the clutch still slips, time for new friction plates.

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Steve

Feb 09, 2011 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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How do you get the clutch plates off a 2001 1200 sportster. i can't get the nut to come off


To get the clutch plates out of the Sportster clutch assembly, you do not have the take the nut off. But, to answer that question, the nut has left handed threads on it. To change the clutch plates, you must have a special tool to compress the clutch spring so that you can get the lock ring off the inner clutch hub so you can remove the spring and the plates. The tool is available from JP Cycles for about $50. There is a "lockring seat" just behind the lockring. Make sure you look at the direction this ring faces before you remove it.

Good Luck
Steve

Jan 05, 2011 | 2001 Harley Davidson XL Sportster 883...

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1973 xlh 1000 ironhead clutch slips.removed primary cover and nut's tightend to about a 1/4 on the stud's just need to no if there is a filler gap or how tight or loose these 6 nut's should be.


All six nuts should be tightened all the way against the plate. Now, if the clutch continues to slip, the fiber discs could be worn to the point to where the Sleeves on the studs are too long. You can either get shorter sleeves or you can purchase new fiber disc. Make sure the clutch is adjusted properly. The Ironheads have a very touchy clutch adjustment. Most of the time, they don't want to release all the way.

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I am installing a clutch cable on an 05 sportster, took the side case off unscrewed something to loosen the cable on the shredded shaft, where does the black octagon nut go?


The "nut" that you're talking about isn't really a nut because it doesn't have any threads inside of it. It's a lockplate. Once you have adjusted the "clutch release mechanism" but turning it inward and then backing out a quarter turn, you put this "nut" in there to prevent the shaft for turning. You may have to turn the shaft just a little one way or the other to get the nut to go back in there. Once you have the "nut" in there, the spring goes in. Then, the outer plate goes on. Don't forget to adjust the primary chain tension. Check the tension thorough the top inspection hole. Adjust to 3/8 to 1/2 inch up and down play. Good Luck

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Remove the outer primary cover on left side. Don't forget to drain the oil first. Using a large pair of snap ring pliers, remove the clutch adjuster plate from center of clutch assembly. Remove compensator sprocket nut (very tight) and the clutch hub nut (left handed threads) and remove nut from bolt on primary chain adjuster. Grab the compensator sprocket and clutch assembly and lift out of inner primary.

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