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That's an older sportster in the video. I do not remember any adjustment on the 04 and up models. Am I wrong?

As I remember from replacing a shifter shaft that had one of the palls jump over the restraining pin. (Actually not a pin, it is a bump that is stamped into the plate from the back side) that holds the palls in position and the act of that pall jumping over it when dropping the bike caused the bump to wear and it had to be replaced to keep the pall where it belongs. The entire shaft with palls attached is centered by a spring that pushes it back into position when moved in either direction.
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So after replacing the clutch hub, pressure plate and clutch release bearing and final adjustments I find my issue is still there. My clutch plates are good too after inspection.

I'm starting to think its my error and my left foot getting cramped with mid controls. I went to shift yesterday and couldnt physically move my foot up to shift at one point.

Clutch isnt dragging because Ill come to a stop in 3rd gear clutch in and it's completely disengaged.

Going to go back to forward controls or foot clutch jockey shifting again maybe.

Could my 8 year old clutch cable need replacing? My clutch cable was leaking at the bottom due to an abrasion which I patched up with electrical tape.
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Put that bike in gear and try to push it and it should not move. Now pull in the clutch/cable and it should roll freely. If it doesn't than there might be an issue with the cable or clutch.
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Put that bike in gear and try to push it and it should not move. Now pull in the clutch/cable and it should roll freely. If it doesn't than there might be an issue with the cable or clutch.
In first gear clutch pulled in it will move but there is still a little resistance especially when first trying to get it rolling.
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Pull on the cable with your hand where it goes into the lever and there should be a distance about the width of a nickel. If not, adjust it until you have this distance. Sounds like your cable is too loose because it should roll freely when you pull in the clutch lever.
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In my experience, there is always a little drag with the clutch lever pulled in and trying to push the bike backwards while sitting on it. My bikes do roll freely out of gear, but not with the clutch puled in while in gear. It's slight, but it's noticeable. If the bike is still running, the drag seems worse when pushing backwards.
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