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I have an 06 Sportser custom (XL) 1200 with 62K on it. Its getting hard to shift into gear and even harder to find nutreal. I've just had the clutch cable replaced dealer did not say anything about worn out clutch. I've tried to adjust cable both ways...one way bike pulls other way bike clutch slips. I've taken off the derby cover and tried to turn adjustment screw in but it goes in so far that the lock nut no longer will hold screw in place but there still seems to be more room for screw to go in without any tense on it. Question being...might clutch be worn out and need replacing? If so how hard is it to change clutch yourself?

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Could be the throwout bearing is worn out. Are you backing off the cable adjustments all the way before trying to adjust the clutch? 62K is not a lot of miles on a clutch, but I don't know the type rider you are.

Try this----back off the cable adjustments all the way, then unlock the nut inside the derby cover and try the adjuster. It should run in then get tension. If not, look at throwout bearing first, before the complete clutch.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

  • demone_rw Apr 10, 2011

    When I say 62K, I mean 62,000 kilometers, 15,500 per year (38,525 Miles, 9,631 miles per year) and yes I have loosen off the clutch cable adjustment all the way before trying to adjust cluch, only thing being when I turn in the ADJUSTER SCREW on clutch adjustment (behind derby cover) it goes all the way in without any resistance felt which is then past the little lock nut with spring (other words the adjustment screw is so far in its past the little locking nut with spring). I am not a heavy rider on the clutch system no do I do jack rabbit starts or anything else foolish as my bike is my baby.

  • cshold Apr 17, 2011

    If you still haven't gotten the clutch to work properly, try this. Back off the cable adjustor, then, The newer Sportsters adjustor should screw counter clockwise out till it tightens, then back off 1/4 turn. Readjust your cable.

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