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Hello guys!

I'm in a little trouble right now. I've had a stator problem on my 1988 Sportster and decided to perform the repair myself. So, I got the service manual and did the job.

The manual says that you need a pressure tool (partNo.34761-84) to disassemble the clutch in order to get to the rotor and the stator.
I didn't use one (because when I barely touched the snap ring with a scroll driver, the pressure plate just pup-out in my hands).

I did everything else by the book, and didn't used the pressure tool to assemble the clutch either (cause after putting the snap ring back with a scroll, it seemed to be very tight, I mean, really really tight).

After mounting everything again, I did the clutch adjustment and my clutch doesn't works (I wonder why... hahahahahhaha). It seen that It's engaged all the time, like If I was always pressing the clutch.
When I try to engage any gear, I can hear it engaging, but when I release the clutch, the motorcycle just stands still.

Do you guys think this problem is due the non use of the pressure tool?? Or is it due the clutch adjustment that I might have made wrongly?

Thanks for your help,

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One more thing. I went down with a multimeter today to test the stator thing and it seems to not produce any voltage. I have just changed it, I've inspected the rotor and all magnets were OK, tight in place, no damage, no heat marks, only some small metal pieces that I've cleaned (probably came from the older stator).

The test I performed was the one referred in the manual and youtube: turn on the bike, put the multimeter in the stator's output and you should get a 12Vts reading.
The numbers were jumping on my reading, even using the "alligators" multimeter connection type.

Does it has something to do with the clutch problem? I mean, I don't think the clutch needs to be disengaged in order to the stator produce energy.

Thanks in advance,

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hye man u are fine. i have the same bike and im a trained mechanic. went to school for it. u will save me alot of typing if u give me a call.
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if ur clutch was fine before its still fine.
maybe the adjustment. when u did the adjustment did u collapse the cable adjuster all the way?
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Hey Guys, It's me again.

I'm here first to say thanks to "Planesane", I can't express how much I appreciated the help you've gave me to day. I really mean it, besides saving at least 350 dollars, I've get to know a very nice guy and made a friend. We still gonna ride a lot together man!

Second, I managed the clutch / stator problem. I'm gonna post a how-to and some photos in another tread, to help people in the same situation. Hope It can be useful.

The problem I was having was due a misplaced spring plate that I put wrongly when assembling the clutch. Thanks to "Planesane" now I know how to fix it. He thought me how to do it and now my bike is working great.

Here is the link for the new tread:
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See you guys!
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I would have to say the only problem we ran into was me getting lost going to pick him and his bike up!! atleast he got to ride it home.
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