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I've never seen a video on how to replace the clutch plates on a Sportster. The closest thing is a Clymer's # M429-3 manual. It shows a series of photographs that are pretty good. You must also have a special tool to compress the clutch spring with. This tool isn't cheap either.

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Steve

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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    Where are you located? I'm located in Forsyth, Ga.

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