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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch lever on my 883.

Hey guys, new to the website...

But anyways. Yesterday I got myself a customized HD 883 bored out to a 1200. She's freakin' sweet being the bike I've always dreamed of having. But she's got one problem that irritates the piss out of me.

It takes the strength of a gorilla to pull the clutch lever

That is the only problem that complicates my ability to ride and I would like to know if there is any way to adjust the the clutch lever to make it easier to pull, and I would like to know how to do it.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Someone probably added a stronger spring to the clutch...not needed as the stocker is capable of handling well over 100hp.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Lube the cable before you start throwing parts at it. Most people fail to do simple service and spend more time bolting on chrome bits.

As the cable gets older as well, a strand may break, binding in the cable. If lubing doesn't help, you may need to pull the primary cover and physically remove the cable to see if it.s binding internally. Start with lubing it.

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Now tell me your his father Dave, oops I mean Darth!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If ya try the other things an don't git the desired results, google "Eze pull" for sportster.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The E-Z pull works!

The hard pull is standard on Sportsters, sure build arm muscles!!
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