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ADJUSTING THE CLUTCH ON SHOVELHEADS**


If the clutch cable sleeve is adjusted to the maximum limit and the clutch still does not operate properly, perform the following adjustments.
1. See Figure 6-22. Move the release lever forward as far as it will go. Measure the clearance as shown. If measurement is equal to the distance shown, proceed to Step 6. If measurement is not equal, proceed with Steps 2 through 5.
2. See Figure 6-21. Loosen the locknut (2). Turn the adjusting sleeve (1) all the way into the bracket (3).
3. See Figure 6-23. Remove the clutch cover on the primary cover. Loosen the push rod locknut (1) and turn the screw (2) outward so there is no tension on the push rod.
4. See Figure 6-21. Turn the adjusting sleeve (1) outward until the proper measurement as shown in Figure 6-22 is obtained. Tighten the locknut (2).
5. See Figure 6-23. Turn the screw (2) inward until contact is made with the push rod, then back off 1/8 turn. Tighten the locknut (1).
If the clutch slips after performing Steps 1-5, proceed to Step 6.



6. See Figure 6-23. Increase the tension on the spring adjusting nuts (3) 1/2 turn at a time until clutch holds. Test after each 1/2 turn by cranking the engine with the rear wheel raised off the ground. Do not increase spring tension any more than necessary to make the clutch hold.

A new clutch is assembled so the distance from the pressure plate edge (4, Figure 6-23) to the releasing disc (5, Figure 6-23) is exactly 1-1/32 in. If springs are compressed so this distance is 7/8 in. or less, the clutch will probably not disengage.

7. Check the distance between the pressure plate edge and releasing disc to make sure it is equal at all points.
8. Perform Steps 1-5 again.


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