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thanks guys. i readjusted and it seems to be fine now. i will keep an eye on the bearing and the EZ clutch. I guess part of buying a used bike, is undoing what the guy before you did. huh?
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Hmmmm, think you got bearing issue maybe???
Likely so, but which one? Basket?
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I just replaced mine because I thought it was making a squealing sound, but it was just fine, and the squeal is still there. .
Yep, if it's squealing it's the throw out bearing. I would advise changing it very soon before you get stranded.
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Yep, if it's squealing it's the throw out bearing. I would advise changing it very soon before you get stranded.
Note that I said I just replaced the throwout bearing. The one I took out looked and fealt good, and the new one is in there now and there is still the same squeal. It is intermittent, and it sounds as described earlier, like a dry bushing, chirp now and then, and then the chirp stays for a bit, then goes away, and some times it starts to squeal and it keeps squealing. I'm wondering if it may be the basket bearing? Or possibly the primary chain adjuster? Not likely the adjuster shoe though, because this has a rotating kind of squeal sound in my opinion. I get a similar squeal from my bench sander now and then, and spraying the wheel bushings gets rid of it, that's why I think it sounds like a dry bushing.
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Hi guys. I'm trying to resolve my problem with '77 Iron. And you're right problem is with clutch, I know again :-) The main problem is the clutch won't disengage. I followed the steps who wrote here to this topic, but without any good results

But I tried play with adjust screw and if I pull it inwards somethings happens, the bike started to skipp front, but there's a lot of slips on clutch. So after that I tried play with cable adjuster but the result was only the engage point move up a little bit.

Before this problems I cleaned primary, adjust chain, changed inner rubber boot, and clutch plates seemed good. So, I did it together and now I'm really sad ( I found some vids on youtube and saw the big washer between primary cover and outer ramp. And on my Iron wasn't any washer before. So who thinks there's a problem? Or some another problem? I really don't know what I will do with it :-(((

Thanks for your help!!!
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Or if somebody knows the washers diameters and give me it, I!m really glad too:-) then I try to re-install primary and put this washer into primary hole....thanks!!!
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Note that I said I just replaced the throwout bearing. The one I took out looked and fealt good, and the new one is in there now and there is still the same squeal. .
ooops my bad. However the clutch actually has two bearings. The throwout bearing and a main clutch bearing deeper down. Might want to look at that one. Try rotating the clutch shell while holding the clutch hub. If it feels rough or is binding, it needs replacing.
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ooops my bad. However the clutch actually has two bearings. The throwout bearing and a main clutch bearing deeper down. Might want to look at that one. Try rotating the clutch shell while holding the clutch hub. If it feels rough or is binding, it needs replacing.
That is what I have been refering too as the basket bearing, and I think you are right, that may be the issue. So a good test would be to see if I can make that noise happen with the clutch pulled in standing still as I rev the engine.? I will try that.
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Sorry, I've only been in one Ironhead primary/trans. It was a while back, and I don't remember much about it or what the differences were between the evo and ironhead.

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Hi guys. I'm trying to resolve my problem with '77 Iron. And you're right problem is with clutch, I know again :-) The main problem is the clutch won't disengage. I followed the steps who wrote here to this topic, but without any good results

But I tried play with adjust screw and if I pull it inwards somethings happens, the bike started to skipp front, but there's a lot of slips on clutch. So after that I tried play with cable adjuster but the result was only the engage point move up a little bit.

Before this problems I cleaned primary, adjust chain, changed inner rubber boot, and clutch plates seemed good. So, I did it together and now I'm really sad ( I found some vids on youtube and saw the big washer between primary cover and outer ramp. And on my Iron wasn't any washer before. So who thinks there's a problem? Or some another problem? I really don't know what I will do with it :-(((

Thanks for your help!!!
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That is what I have been refering too as the basket bearing, and I think you are right, that may be the issue. So a good test would be to see if I can make that noise happen with the clutch pulled in standing still as I rev the engine.? I will try that.
Possibly main shaft bearing??????
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