DIY – Clutch Cable on a 1971 Harley Davidson FLH

With each day use, a clutch cable on a 1971 Harley Davidson FLH can stretch and put on out. The cable may even break if too worn. This isn’t the tip of the journey. With some instruments and a brand new cable, the clutch cable may be changed and the bike is again on the street very quickly. Be sure you collect all of the belongings you want earlier than beginning this undertaking. You will have, a set of screwdrivers, a set of sockets, metric or SAE sizes, a socket wrench, a mixture wrench set, and the service handbook in your bike.

Tighten the cable adjustment nut in the course of the cable all the way in which. It will loosen the cable adjustment. The lock nut positioned on the clutch lever cable is loosened subsequent. That is performed by squeezing the cable adjuster till it’s flush with the clutch lever. The grooves alongside the clutch lever and adjuster ought to line up. Take the tip cap off of the clutch lever. Draw the cable out of the grooves.

Take the clutch lever cowl off if the cable is behind it. Loosen the lock nut. Flip the adjuster to the left till it comes off of the clutch launch. Take the internal cable out by means of the groove on the clutch launch. Take the tip of the cable off of the clutch launch catch. Take note of the trail of the cable alongside the handlebars. Take away the cable and any mounting bolts or brackets which may be current.

Grease up the cable and tighten the center adjuster. Place the tip within the catch on the clutch launch and match loosely. Information the cable to the lever. Be sure you observe the precise path because the outdated one. Glide the cable into the groove for the clutch lever. Safe till it’s seated, however go away it a bit free. Slide the knobby finish within the area on the lever.

Alter the adjuster closest to the engine to take away any slack. Utilizing the adjuster to the right amount of play. Whereas holding the adjuster in place, tighten the lock nut. The identical must be performed to the middle adjuster. Full the adjustment on the lever. Flip the adjuster to the best. Depart about an eighth of an inch slack on the lever. Verify the adjustment and proceed till the cable is ready accurately. Substitute the clutch cowl.

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