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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 05:35 AM
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Never heard of a clutch cable being too tight that would make it feel like it’s slipping though... grew up on dirt bikes and crotch rockets never had that issue. Is this a thing with Harley’s? Only had my sportster like 2 months before I got this.
Too tight clutch cable adjustment and on clutch itself will not allow complete lock up. Removed all the clearance. I run a 1/16th. at handle bar lever. Pull cable away from lever housing enough to ensure you get a good adjustment measurement. Not to hard just enough to pull any slack out. Adjustment at the clutch. Run screw all way in till it stops using your fingers. Back out 1/2 to 3/4 then lock it up. Should do this first on a stone cold engine with cable adjuster completely screwed in for max slack in cable. Then adjust at clutch lever.

What lube are you running in primary ? Clutch compatible?? Yea its a HD thing, proper adjustment and oil.
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The reason clutch slipping is initially only noticed in 5th gear is due to the gear ratio/torque difference. In 1st gear, the engine turns a lot, rear wheel only a little, each gear changes the ratio of engine rpm to wheel revolutions. 5th gear there is less rpm's, more wheel revolutions, so the "leverage" difference puts more strain on the clutch.
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Use the nickel test.... google .is your friend!
No it's not.
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Try adjusting on the clutch and change all fluids.
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This happened to me last year.... only in 5th... out of sync with ECM is what I was told, adjusting clutch cured it.
That makes no sense at all....The ECM has nothing to do with clutch lockup...
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That makes no sense at all....The ECM has nothing to do with clutch lockup...
Gear, RPM, speed all factor into clutch position regarding ECM.... its all relevant.... least that is what a tech told me.... if you have a different view.... that is fine.

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That makes no sense at all....The ECM has nothing to do with clutch lockup...
Sure it does. How else would the bike display what gear you are in and stop displaying it when the clutch is pulled.
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Let me clarify:

The ECM has nothing to do with clutch lockup...(Just like I already said).

If the clutch is slipping, it is a mechanical (or hydraulic) issue, not electronic.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Clear as mud.....

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