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Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by bigkelk9, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. bigkelk9

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    So.. outta no where on Friday my clutch lever just kinda dropped about almost a half inch, my cable snapped about 8 months ago and I got a second hand one off a k9 that was in the shop getting the update steel gear and so on, it had a broke few missing teeth on the adjustment threads, wasn't a big deal to me,. So I was slamming gears on the way home. I'm wondering if my cable is hung up and gunna do a quick tear down to inspect the cable. Any suggestions?
     
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    Cable didn't snap?

    Check to see if the ball and ramp is where it needs to be.

    Another sudden limp clutch could be a loose clutch hub nut. Have you checked your clutch hub nut torque, ever? Should be 150 ft/lbs and red loctite

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    I'm pulling her apart as we speak.. will check that.. I personally try n stay away from high strength and always use medium.. just because I know I'm the next guy working on thus.. lol
     
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    Nope need red loctite on that clutch hub. I apply a little heat and hit it with an impact to get it off.

    That clutch hub nut starts walking on you and it causes a lot of expensive damages. Believe me, I have the receipts to prove it! ahha Using Red helps prevent that.



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    I would order the new hardened nut from baker just to be sure i
     
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    Okay, so nut wasn't loose, I cracked it loose to check adjustment, and last time I checked u r supposed to tighten Allen screw down until u feel the very first bit of pressure on it and then tighten down the lock nut. Well I took it down to where it stopped coming towards the outside and that got rid of all my play in my clutch lever.. idk if I'm doing this right or not.. again I have had nothing but foreign bikes aside from my wide glide and LSC that were both short lived.. and on them jap bikes, well change oil and fuel em up and I was good to go.. lol
     
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    We are not talking the same thing here I don't think.

    Clutch Hub Nut is on your Clutch Basket in your primary. Would have to pull your primary cover and pull off the throwout bearing to get at it. Thats the nut I was referring to.

    Seems you just mentioned your Clutch Push Rod Jam Nut. You are supposed to loosen that nut and turn that clutch pushrod clockwise until you start feeling resistance then back it off a 1/4 turn and lock that jam nut. NO LOCTITE on the jam nut. When you are adjusting the clutch pushrod you need to make sure you fully collapsed the clutch cable adjuster as well so you shouldn't notice a change in clutch handle slack first, thats step #2. Sounds like you need to start over.
     
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    This is where the best adjustment seems to be to where my clutch has good travel and my cable isn't maxed out. 20170305_093805.jpg
     
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    So yeah.. take my cover off and start from there.. lemme see what I got there.. geez.. never having to get into the bike isn't helping.. lol
     
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    yes that is the jam nut. That is how you adjust the clutch, yes. Per my instructions above.

    Don't know why you got all that damn grease in there though? There should be a seal on the pushrod itself.

    I only recommend checking your clutch hub nut if you haven't yet. Sounds like you haven't since you purchased the bike. If you have the time today I would do it If I were you. Might want to go open up the 2008 Big Dog Manual it has some good instructions of everything.
     
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    Sounds like you got rid of a problem without finding the problem. And the way you describe how it happened, I would lean towards the thrust bearing going bad. Take off the primary cover and check it, as well as the big nut mentioned above.
     
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    So this is my gear nut, take this off, the primary off the other side.. I'm lost.. lol 148872916748533362955.jpg
     
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    That nut on the push rod seems in a bit far, but a quick way to check the clutch hub nut without pulling the whole primary cover off would be to remove the inspection cover on the primary cover and pull the clutch lever while you have your finger on the primary chain, if you feel the chain move when you pull the clutch in, then you will have to pull the cover to clean the clutch hub nut good with brake cleaner and apply red loctite and torque to 140-150 ft/lbs.
    Pm me your phone number and I can walk ya thru it
     
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    Now I'm feeling a little intimidation coming from this k9
    . Lol
     
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    So tighten my final drive gear cover back up, adjust the clutch so I can check the play in my primary
     
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    Take ker up on his offer send him your number maybe talking would help and be a little more clear
     
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    Whoa...we are way off here. No don't need to touch that nut. That's just the Pulley Nut.

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    I did post this before, here it is again for reference..
     

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    This is what I did, and I'm looking for a bearing problem.. I'm all lost.. feeling a little blonde here.. so lemme back up, I took the cover off and did the quick adjustment, not I'm taking the primary off after reinstalling the final drive gear cover to check play in my bearing on my primary..
     
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