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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Nagging clutch release issue

Hi Guys!
Thought all the original issues were done with. However, I have an issue finding neutral after riding awhile. I initially thought it a clutch adj. But I'm not so sure there isn't a couple things going on?
I searched the threads and can't really find what I'm looking for.
Here's what's going on:
I've adjusted the clutch, both lower and upper. Finding neutral when cold or while warming up is smooth. The way it should be. However, after riding awhile it's quite difficult. Raising the RPM sometimes helps?
Also, while running throught the gears on the road when I downshift sometimes the shift pedal hesitates to return??
Any ideas?


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Take a look at the shift lever and report back if there's any excessive (more than an 1/8" or so) in and out movement where the shaft goes into the engine case.


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Very little. However while looking there I found that the gap in the clutch pivot point was just a bit forward of the marker.


'94 VN 750 17k mi. Aqua, Memphis shade.
Acquired 2/2011
Oiled
Tank cleaned
New Fork seals
Marbled
Idle jets-RT-3.0, Lft-2.5 turns
Sea Foamed
New Batt for grins
Stupid hose in the rt ear found and fixed
Major clutch adj.
New Petcock
New Shimko tires
De-goated before I got it.
Iridium plugs
YEA! New choke cable!!
Gonna do the Spline Lube soon(Chged tires before I found this site)

Replacement for my FXDWGI
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Very little. However while looking there I found that the gap in the clutch pivot point was just a bit forward of the marker.
Is the pinch bolt that holds the shift lever onto the shaft tightened sufficiently?
That bolt has to come all the way out before the shift lever can be pulled off, or fall off.

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Ya, that's tight. I'm gonna losen it and re-position the device to match the marker per the manual. Maybe that will help the clutch free play.


'94 VN 750 17k mi. Aqua, Memphis shade.
Acquired 2/2011
Oiled
Tank cleaned
New Fork seals
Marbled
Idle jets-RT-3.0, Lft-2.5 turns
Sea Foamed
New Batt for grins
Stupid hose in the rt ear found and fixed
Major clutch adj.
New Petcock
New Shimko tires
De-goated before I got it.
Iridium plugs
YEA! New choke cable!!
Gonna do the Spline Lube soon(Chged tires before I found this site)

Replacement for my FXDWGI
Why didn't I find these before I spent $22 grand!!
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