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I have an uncompleat 79 HD SPORTSTER that im trying to get on the road again but im missing the clutch rod does anyone know the specs on the clutch rod

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Contact this Clett Borgett at . He may just have one in stock. OEM. The clutch release rod is actually two or more pieces in a Sportster.

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