Where should Harley clutch engage?

1/2 to 3/4 is good. When your bike is COLD, with the handlebars straight, there should be enough space between the cable end and the lever housing to slide a nickel between. If that checks out, then you need your clutch readjusted. Mine starts to engage about 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the grip.

How tight should a motorcycle clutch be?

In general, 3-4mm at the perch is a good goal, and as a rule, it’s always better to have too much slack than too little.

How do I soften my clutch?

To adjust, simply pull up on the clutch cable and loosen the locknut and the adjuster nut slightly. Next, slowly pull up on the clutch cable again. You will feel a point where the clutch fork engages. This is where the clutch cable should be adjusted to.

What happens if motorcycle clutch is too tight?

If your clutch is adjusted too tight, this will happen, which will not only wear out your clutch plates quicker and make your clutch fade sooner, but all that extra clutch friction creates more heat for the engine.

How do I know if my motorcycle clutch needs adjusting?

To tell if your motorcycle clutch is bad, you’ll need to look for signs such as unexplained high revs and lowered gas mileage. Other signs of a bad clutch may also include a stuck clutch lever, hard shifts accompanied by a clunking sound or jerk, and difficulty getting the motorcycle to shift gears.

Why does my clutch pedal get stuck when I press down on it?

There are four components that can cause the clutch pedal go all the way to the floor: Failed clutch release bearing. Failed slave cylinder. Failed clutch master cylinder.

Why do clutches get heavy?

Let’s take a look at the most common reasons: The most common causes of a stiff clutch pedal are a bad cross shaft, a bad pivot ball, or a worn clutch plate. If you have a hydraulic clutch it can be due to a bad master or slave clutch cylinder. If you have a non-hydraulic clutch, it can be due to a worn clutch cable.

What happens if motorcycle clutch cable is too tight?