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  • patgreyling@hotmail.com Posts: 24
    Stock Poster patgreyling@hotmail.com
    17 Feb 2020 01:10 PM
    Hi Tech heads,  I have 62,000 Km on my 2013 Road King.  Apparently it needs a new clutch plate.  I've owend 8 harleys over the years, my fisrt King.  Seems like pretty "light" milage to already be needing a new clutch plate?  Is this normal ?  Appreciate any inteligent feedback - THANKS Pat
  • DocGreen Posts: 318
    Illawarra NSW
    Stage 1 Poster DocGreen
    17 Feb 2020 07:53 PM
    Hey Pat,  what is the actual problem with your clutch mate? How long have you owned it? Have you tried adjusting the clutch and the cable?
    Do you have the correct fluid and right amount in the primary?
    Basically bit more info mate before guys can help.
    60k for one person can be very different for someone else. 
    DocGreen
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com Posts: 24
    Stock Poster patgreyling@hotmail.com
    17 Feb 2020 08:01 PM
    Hi Doc, good questions, thanks! Don’t know, I’ve had every service at HD Dealer so assumed they take care of that. At my last service they adjusted the clutch (at the cable) and advised I’d need new clutch plate at next service- now. Clutch does not have much play at the lever but is not working well...
  • paulybronco Posts: 12714
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    17 Feb 2020 08:18 PM
    My 2012 Street Glide has done 73000k on it , at around 50000 k the clutch started to slip a bit under load so just jammed in a heavy duty clutch spring. 
  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    18 Feb 2020 07:55 AM
    Yes, it is a variable event.
    My clutch was replaced at 20,000kms , fucked if I know.
    Adjustment was fine but thinking trying a variety of primary fluids, did the damage. New clutch with heavy spring which should be a given standard as so many things on a Harley Davidson.
  • berserker Posts: 63
    Stock Poster berserker
    18 Feb 2020 08:45 AM
    From what I've heard mileage on these is variable. To give you an idea, I am just a touch under 150k on my dyna and the clutch only started slipping under load literally yesterday morning. My mate told me he got 180k before his went. Yet I know one other guy who only had around 15k before his was fried. Sometimes sticking a heavy spring in there seems to fix it but at the end of the day if it's already slipping may as well just replace it. Saves you a second trip to the mechanic if the spring alone doesn't fix it. 

    Also, i spoke to the spare parts guys yesterday and it turns out that the screamin eagle performance clutch pack is a shit load cheaper. It includes the friction plates and steels for 280 bucks. and the oem clutch plates alone without steels were 300. I like to replace the steels as well as plates whenever I do a clutch. The spring too. Less shit to go wrong later is always good.
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com Posts: 24
    Stock Poster patgreyling@hotmail.com
    18 Feb 2020 10:17 AM
    Quoting berserker on 18 Feb 2020 08:45 AM
    From what I've heard mileage on these is variable. To give you an idea, I am just a touch under 150k on my dyna and the clutch only started slipping under load literally yesterday morning. My mate told me he got 180k before his went. Yet I know one other guy who only had around 15k before his was fried. Sometimes sticking a heavy spring in there seems to fix it but at the end of the day if it's already slipping may as well just replace it. Saves you a second trip to the mechanic if the spring alone doesn't fix it. 

    Also, i spoke to the spare parts guys yesterday and it turns out that the screamin eagle performance clutch pack is a shit load cheaper. It includes the friction plates and steels for 280 bucks. and the oem clutch plates alone without steels were 300. I like to replace the steels as well as plates whenever I do a clutch. The spring too. Less shit to go wrong later is always good.

    Thanks all for the comments & replies.  Thanks Berserker for the hint about screaming eagle parts .... will try that.  Bike is booked in for Friday 21st Feb.

    Need it sorted before the Brighter Days Festival ride dwon to Bright .... cheers P

  • paulybronco Posts: 12714
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    18 Feb 2020 09:05 PM
    Quoting berserker on 18 Feb 2020 08:45 AM
    From what I've heard mileage on these is variable. To give you an idea, I am just a touch under 150k on my dyna and the clutch only started slipping under load literally yesterday morning. My mate told me he got 180k before his went. Yet I know one other guy who only had around 15k before his was fried. Sometimes sticking a heavy spring in there seems to fix it but at the end of the day if it's already slipping may as well just replace it. Saves you a second trip to the mechanic if the spring alone doesn't fix it. 

    Also, i spoke to the spare parts guys yesterday and it turns out that the screamin eagle performance clutch pack is a shit load cheaper. It includes the friction plates and steels for 280 bucks. and the oem clutch plates alone without steels were 300. I like to replace the steels as well as plates whenever I do a clutch. The spring too. Less shit to go wrong later is always good.
    Quoting patgreyling@hotmail.com on 18 Feb 2020 10:17 AM

    Thanks all for the comments & replies.  Thanks Berserker for the hint about screaming eagle parts .... will try that.  Bike is booked in for Friday 21st Feb.

    Need it sorted before the Brighter Days Festival ride dwon to Bright .... cheers P

    Do it yourself pat! Its about 20 minutes and $200 cheaper. Not sure why you asked the question if someone else is going to do the work....
  • patgreyling@hotmail.com Posts: 24
    Stock Poster patgreyling@hotmail.com
    19 Feb 2020 07:30 AM
    Quoting berserker on 18 Feb 2020 08:45 AM
    From what I've heard mileage on these is variable. To give you an idea, I am just a touch under 150k on my dyna and the clutch only started slipping under load literally yesterday morning. My mate told me he got 180k before his went. Yet I know one other guy who only had around 15k before his was fried. Sometimes sticking a heavy spring in there seems to fix it but at the end of the day if it's already slipping may as well just replace it. Saves you a second trip to the mechanic if the spring alone doesn't fix it. 

    Also, i spoke to the spare parts guys yesterday and it turns out that the screamin eagle performance clutch pack is a shit load cheaper. It includes the friction plates and steels for 280 bucks. and the oem clutch plates alone without steels were 300. I like to replace the steels as well as plates whenever I do a clutch. The spring too. Less shit to go wrong later is always good.
    Quoting patgreyling@hotmail.com on 18 Feb 2020 10:17 AM

    Thanks all for the comments & replies.  Thanks Berserker for the hint about screaming eagle parts .... will try that.  Bike is booked in for Friday 21st Feb.

    Need it sorted before the Brighter Days Festival ride dwon to Bright .... cheers P

    Quoting paulybronco on 18 Feb 2020 09:05 PM
    Do it yourself pat! Its about 20 minutes and $200 cheaper. Not sure why you asked the question if someone else is going to do the work....
    Hi Ya Pauly,  I asked the question becuase I wanted to get an impression about "shelf life" on a clutch plate.  I other words, is 60 odd thousand a normal kind of milage to replace or is this a pretty unusual (short) milage.  Also, I wanted to try n understand "if" I do actually need to replace the clutch plate or "if" there are alternatives.  So, for example, based on previous replies, I now know that I could ask them to put in a heave spring or the SE alternative.  In short, I wanted to be a bit better informed for when I do take it in to be done....thanks for your comments mate.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12714
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Feb 2020 08:32 AM
    Quoting patgreyling@hotmail.com on 18 Feb 2020 10:17 AM

    Thanks all for the comments & replies.  Thanks Berserker for the hint about screaming eagle parts .... will try that.  Bike is booked in for Friday 21st Feb.

    Need it sorted before the Brighter Days Festival ride dwon to Bright .... cheers P

    Quoting paulybronco on 18 Feb 2020 09:05 PM
    Do it yourself pat! Its about 20 minutes and $200 cheaper. Not sure why you asked the question if someone else is going to do the work....
    Quoting patgreyling@hotmail.com on 19 Feb 2020 07:30 AM
    Hi Ya Pauly,  I asked the question becuase I wanted to get an impression about "shelf life" on a clutch plate.  I other words, is 60 odd thousand a normal kind of milage to replace or is this a pretty unusual (short) milage.  Also, I wanted to try n understand "if" I do actually need to replace the clutch plate or "if" there are alternatives.  So, for example, based on previous replies, I now know that I could ask them to put in a heave spring or the SE alternative.  In short, I wanted to be a bit better informed for when I do take it in to be done....thanks for your comments mate.
    As i said try it your self...its very easy job no special tools etc required. You can even you tube it and go step by step.
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