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Clutch issues...

Post Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:22 am
....on a 71 to e84 style XL clutch. Can't seem to get it to stop dragging at traffic lights and is hard to find nuetral. New steel and friction plates, ball and ramp mechanism, etc. Been a long time since I worked on one of these so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Done the adjustments everywhich way possible and still no luck.

Post Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:17 pm
Problem solved: bad cable. Checked movement of ramp - only moving .030" - needs at least .060" for full disengagement. Checked movement of ramp with the primary off - full travel - bolt primary back on - only half travel so cable was stretching as it was trying to compress clutch spring. Go figure. Used Barnett cable and clutch works normal now!

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