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  • 1340LOCO Posts: 112
    Stage 1 Poster 1340LOCO
    09 Oct 2007 07:32 PM
    Hi Guys, im having a few dramas with the clutch on my 1985 fxwg. It feels like the clutch cable is stretching all the time and i have to adjust the clutch all the time. This problem started a while ago and is getting worse all the time. Today i adjusted it  and only got around 3-4 mintues of riding in back steets near home and it has happened again . I have replaced the bearing on push rod (the clutch fork side) and also the outer ring which holds your clutch in place and it still happens. Has anyone had this drama and how did they fix this. It is driving me mad as everytime i get on my bike it has to be pushed or trailered home. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers Glenn.
  • roadtrain Posts: 0
    roadtrain
    09 Oct 2007 07:41 PM

    Hi and welcome, first you need to find where the problem is happening. Yes the cable could be pulling apart, ball ramps wearing, hardening gone from pushrod end, stripped pressure plate adjuster, clutch plates coming apart. Should be easy to locate the problem.

    rt  

  • Dazza Posts: 0
    Dazza
    11 Oct 2007 08:02 PM
    gday loco, for startes mate RT is on the right track - make sure you have a good cable I use a Barnett teflon coated one on my 86 FXWG. Start at the front and work back check all parts for wear. They can be a bitch to adjust similar to shovels. If you cable is ok adjustment good, plates good diaphragm still spring the pull your kicker cover off check for wear. When you say you have replaced the bearing on the push rod what do you mean did you have a ball bearing in there? if so it would be there cos wrong pushrod fitted.
  • 1340LOCO Posts: 112
    Stage 1 Poster 1340LOCO
    12 Oct 2007 02:04 PM

    HI Guys, i pulled it apart as i was told it would more than likely be the push rod collapsing. I went and bought a new centre push rod and found that it is around 3mm longer than the one that was in there, due to wear and squashing from softness. So far it seems to be alright but have only been able to travel around 5km's due to time. Im going to head out this arvo and fingers crossed it dosent come home on a trailer again. Thanks for your input guys and i will keep you posted on how i go.

    Cheers Glenn

  • roadtrain Posts: 0
    roadtrain
    12 Oct 2007 02:34 PM

    Are you running an open primary? if so you need to grease the pushrod end at the clutch.

    rt

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