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Old 17th March 2015
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Default Internal clutch

Hi am looking to fit internal clutch , and internal throttle on my 1978 iron head am using 1ins bars , as I have not done this before , I would love some help or ideas on this .
thanks Phil
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I can't imagine twisting the grip to actuate the clutch would be very easy on an old Ironhead. There is a significant amount of effort needed to pull that cable and it seems like a twist would be tough.

I would think about a hydraulic clutch mechanism that is cable actuated with the twist grip. Easy peasy.

I'm still wondering about yer moniker. Is it what it sounds like? Got any hotrod pics?
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Hi am looking to fit internal clutch , and internal throttle on my 1978 iron head am using 1ins bars , as I have not done this before , I would love some help or ideas on this .
thanks Phil
get some 60-71? bars for internal throttle and wires. A 54-69 parts book would help you find the parts. As for internal clutch cable, i have never tried.
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Hi have changed to bigger bars and fitting a wider front end ,and have bought the internal throttle , but early days yet have just finished lacing wheels will hopefully finish them this week sometime , and have a long long way to go yet , but the moniker I am an engineer and I build tooling one part is a boxingframe ,sorry nothing grand , so will keep thinking ,I want bars clean so will find a way .

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