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I need more help? Clutch lever

about to wrap up putting this engine back in. having problems with my clutch not returning, got the front bevel gear back on and connected the clutch cable but its not spring back like it should, I have to push it back. is there an adjustment in the bevel gear where the cable connects?
I took a picture but waiting for it to upload to photobucket, when I had it off a few years ago replacing the stator I had no issues.

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Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
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acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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does the clutch release when you pull the lever?

when you reconnected/attached everything, did you have the shaft the clutch cable lever (down at the engine) rotated as far as possible when you installed the lever?

also, I am assuming you have the cable adjusted properly.


seems like someone else had a similar problem, and it turned out to be when the lever was reinstalled the shaft it goes onto wasnt rotated far enough

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Can this be adjusted?

Update and thanks M_Angell for the walk through on the phone, in the pic you see a slot in the geared part and a line on the housing above it, the slot on the gear needs to be to the left of the line on the housing, took cable off, nut off the gear, repositioned it and using a 20mm box wrench you can then turn it to put the cable back on. put the nut back on and life is good!!!! few more parts to throw back on tomorrow and hopefully bring this thing back to life, its been far too long!


1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369

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does the clutch release when you pull the lever?

when you reconnected/attached everything, did you have the shaft the clutch cable lever (down at the engine) rotated as far as possible when you installed the lever?

also, I am assuming you have the cable adjusted properly.


seems like someone else had a similar problem, and it turned out to be when the lever was reinstalled the shaft it goes onto wasnt rotated far enough
Thats what Im thinking, the lever was in the wrong location as the clutch does not let out when released. in the pic above I am wondering if that little bolt under the flathead screw would let me adjust it? I tried taking the gear off that looks like our shift lever and reposition it backwards but it did not help.

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369

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This is a pretty common thing I guess. That gap on the spline needs to line up with the little nub on the housing directly above it...I'll have to write up a step by step with pics when I get time.

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man I overthought that one, thanks m_angell

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
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I would say it probably is fairly common..

and it is an important part of the adjustment process, as there is instructions in the manual specifically on how to align that

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