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I need to add slack to my clutch on my 07 HD nightste, the mechanic i take it too always makes the clutch too tight and i learned from the Harley mechanic that no slack will help you burn out your clutch faster.

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Yes that is true not enough freeplay for heat expansion will burn out your throw out bearing. so follow your cable down to your mid-range adjuster slide the boot up use 1/2 in.and 9/16 in. to loosen cable then remove clutch cover and loosen the lock nut 11/16 in. turn adjuster in until it lightly seats backoff 3/4 of a turn torque down 11/16 to 72 to 120 in.lbs replace cover at mid-range adjust until you have about 1/16 to 1/8 freeplay in cable pull in lever 3 times to reseat ball and ramp recheck freeplay pull boot back down. good luck

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