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Old 04-14-2011, 12:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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T-Bird you need to make sure he ramp is in the middle before you make any adjustments. If it's in the forward possition you have no clutch at all. Try that

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advise Carlos.ut I found out what I was doing wrong. I did not have the pusH rod backed out far enough. I just started loosing it and then it got real loose. Then I took it in till it tightened up and backed off .25 turn and adjusted the cable and guess what it worked. Thanks, everbody. T.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If the clutch hub nut becomes loose, more times than not the o-ring between the clutch hub and transmission mainshaft bearing is damaged, along with the clutch hub shim if present. If the o-ring is damaged, the clutch hub nut will work itself loose again. This o-ring MUST be removed and discarded. Do not put another o-ring in, leave it out. Some of the early warning signs are difficulty shifting, excessive play in in the clutch hand lever that wasn't there after the last clutch adjustment, or the bike tries to pull at a stop when in gear. Adjusting the clutch only prolongs it, until that day you are miles from home and it leaves you stranded. Then you could be looking at the very least a new clutch assembly, and most likely transmission bearings and mainshaft. Not to freak everyone out, but this can become a serious issue and can be easily prevented. Follow the instructions posted earlier, and it will be fine. Another important note is that while you are in there, check the mainshaft bearing by moving the mainshaft up and down and side to side. If there is any movement at all, then the transmission bearings need replaced.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Did u hear it come off? Gasman and myself tightened mine up to 200 ft pounds I believe and soaked it in red loctite.
I still think about it and wonder if I should pull primary cover and check it. Makes me nervous some guys have had this issue before.. It can fuck shit up for sure.... Good luck
200lbs? What did you guys do, put a 6 foot piece of pipe at the end of the torque wrench?
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advise Carlos.ut I found out what I was doing wrong. I did not have the pusH rod backed out far enough. I just started loosing it and then it got real loose. Then I took it in till it tightened up and backed off .25 turn and adjusted the cable and guess what it worked. Thanks, everbody. T.
Alot of times when the clutch hub nut is loose many of us think its just a clutch adjustment so we adjust the clutch after screwing the push rod in more. When correcting the problem and after torquing down the clutch hub not it may be difficult to install the throwout bearing assembly because the rod is screwed in too far. You have to unscrew the push rod, install the throw out bearing assembly and then make the proper adjustments with the rod and clutch cable. The end of the rod meets at the throw out bearing. When you screw in the rod, it gets tight when it makes contact with the throw out bearing assembly. At that point you back off 1/4 turn and tighten, and make the other adjustment with the clutch cable. Sounds to me like you did it right. Once again just my .02 only because I've been there before. Very helpful topic for a common problem with these dogs.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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loose nut

Recently, my trans got trashed due to the clutch hub nut coming loose. Of course, the extended warranty provider, XtremeGard is denying coverage on this problem. has anyone else run into this? Not sure how to proceed......
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Recently, my trans got trashed due to the clutch hub nut coming loose. Of course, the extended warranty provider, XtremeGard is denying coverage on this problem. has anyone else run into this? Not sure how to proceed......
Which problem? XtremeGard or the clutch?

Lots of threads on here about the clutch. Welcome to the site.

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I got a primary cover that looks just like that....
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:34 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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as did i ....before the karata belt drive...
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I know it's not funny when the shit happens, cause it did it to me. So, welcome to the "Lost a nut club"
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Just had this happen too... Bike only has 1600 miles... Any recommendations for a shop to take it to in the Houston area to be fixed?
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:37 AM   #29 (permalink)
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It's an easy fix Matt. Do it yourself. Real easy. Do an intro and I bet dollars to doughnuts that someone will be more than willing to walk you through it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:05 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Bikes pulling forward while clutch is pulled, gonna check the hub nut . Anyone know what size it is?
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