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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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I purchased my VN-750 today. And have yet to get a service manual. The clutch lever goes almost all the way out before engaging. (9K miles) It doesnt slip once engaged so I believe it only needs adjust. I knew how to adjust the clutch on my old 454LTD but the VN-750 set up down at the clutch housing looks a little different. Can anyone set me right? I looked on the forum for a manual to no avail.
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I purchased my VN-750 today. And have yet to get a service manual. The clutch lever goes almost all the way out before engaging. (9K miles) It doesnt slip once engaged so I believe it only needs adjust. I knew how to adjust the clutch on my old 454LTD but the VN-750 set up down at the clutch housing looks a little different. Can anyone set me right? I looked on the forum for a manual to no avail.
I believe that's how it supposed to work. The clutch only engages at the last bit of lever. You really only need a nickels width of gap between the lever and housing. There is a course adjuster behind the lever and a fine adjuster further down by the vertical frame. Use the adjuster at the clutch lever to get the aprox. gap and test it out. It has a larger locking wheel-net which needs to be loosened before the smaller screw part can move in.

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Check this thread, maybe it will help.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...tch+adjustment.


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For the manual, down load it in my signature.
It's better than TOC's as it is chaptered so you can find what your looking for.
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For the manual, down load it in my signature.
It's better than TOC's as it is chaptered so you can find what your looking for.
what he said!! lol
I was trying to find your link to post it, but got busy here at work and posted the TOC one cuz I was lazy.....yours is MUCH better!!
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I have an 800. I keep the clutch gap at about 3/8" to 3/4" My clutch will begin to engage when I get 3/4 pulled in with clutch handle.

It will engage more and more as I get closer to fully out.

If your clutch only engages in the last little bit of throw, then I think you have a problem, as that is not how it is 'supposed to be'. Remember 'friction zone' from all the riding courses that we all take hehe.


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I purchased my VN-750 today. And have yet to get a service manual. The clutch lever goes almost all the way out before engaging. (9K miles) It doesnt slip once engaged so I believe it only needs adjust. I knew how to adjust the clutch on my old 454LTD but the VN-750 set up down at the clutch housing looks a little different. Can anyone set me right? I looked on the forum for a manual to no avail.
Not sure the issue. Every mechinical clutch on Every bike I've ever seen adjusts the same way. You don't need a freaking manual if you've worked on other bikes...

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