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I Need to adjust My clutch on 2005 Harley,Touring Bike

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To adjust the clutch on your ultra, first find the clutch cable and follow it down until you find the rubber bellows cover over the clutch cable adjuster. Move the cover out of the way and loosen the locknut. Turn the cable adjuster inward to get as much slack as possible in the cable.

Now, remove the derby cover. In the center of the clutch assembly, you'll see an adjuster screw and locknut. Loosen the locknut. Turn the center screw inwards until you feel a resistance. Do not force the screw. Turn it inwards until you feel the resistance. Then back it back out 1/2 turn and lock the locknut. Replace the derby cover.

Go back to the cable adjuster and adjust it outwards until you have an 1/8" freeplay at the hand lever. Lock the locknut, replace the cover. You may have to tweak the adjuster just bit to get the engage point exactly where you want it.

Good Luck
Steve

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