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I just saw this...Wouldn't turning it cw loosen it? That's what mine seemed to do. I went just a little snugger than "Till you feel a little resistance, then backed of the 1/4 turn cw..Seemed to be fine then.
No, CCW is the correct direction to turn the screw till slight resistance is felt, then CW 1/4 turn plus however much more CW to get the locking device in place.

I just did this tonight for the first time and it was a piece of cake.
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Excellent & all bases covered,I have some slippage at high end otherwise clutch seems fine,it was mentioned it could be a stretched spring on the locking nut.???? you say at the end of your piece you have what sounds like same trouble & mention a barnett extra plate kit , can someone tell me more. If I can avoid a new clutch all the better , Thanks to all ,jimbox
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what a great write up with pics. thanks. My clutch will not fully disengage. Do you think it could be adjustment. Unfortunately the harley dealer torqued my bolts on so tight I can't get the cover off yet. Working on an electric impact to fix that. I did try just a complete back out of the cable and that did not disengage the clutch... we'll see.
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pcontiman,cant say why the clutch not disengaging///did happen with some warning or all at once ?? It dose not sound like a quick fix mate...Do you have a neutral??? I remember way back in the early 80s I rode a K2 honda same trouble I feel it was a easy fix , took the cover off and I think it was a broken spring right there.H ope you find your;s as easy.Good luck.
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pconman, go back to pge 6 this thread anfd read what Gone has to say. Might save you a headspin good luck
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what about a 1972 xlch 1200 kick only how do I just that.please help this beautiful bitch out.��
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Buy the way thanks for the happy birthday wish. Im still not riding yet but i will soon i need some advice on bike in frist it accelerate s fine but shit in to 2nd and it. Reeves the engine but don't go very fast and in 3its not so bad but dose the same thing 4 it starts to accelerate. Better but still not right what to do please get back with me asap some one i just past my anniversary date for nov22 1993 was date i bought her and i really want to ride..��
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My Clutch lever has started to release late (last inch or so) so I decided to adjust it, today. I guess when you read a lot of threads about people replacing their clutch plates, etc. you can get worried about having to replace it.
This is the second time, the first around 15k and now at 30k.

THANKS 60Gunner, for the pics and evaluation you did on your factory clutch, you too, Xena. If mine is as nice as yours, I'm looking at keeping it in there for another 30k. Fingers crossed!


After I adjusted my clutch, it was releasing like it's supposed to. There was a lot of corrosion on the cable adjuster, again! And the derby cover bolts at the bottom. Cleaned that up and used motor oil on the cable adjuster, maybe next time there won't be any corrosion. Penetrating oil and anti-sieze apparently doesn't work that well.
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