Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Parts
An Ironhead 1979 to 1983 Clutch adjustment parts figure helps one understand the actual adjustment instructions. To learn about all the release mechanism parts see Ironhead Clutch Release Mechanism Figure.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment First
Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment first loosen control coil adjuster locknut (13) and turn adjuster (15) inward until there is a large amount of free play at hand lever on handlebar.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Next
Ironhead clutch release mechanism adjustment next remove access plug (1) from primary chain cover using Access Plug Removal Tool, Part No. HD-33186.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Loosen
Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment loosen adjusting screw locknut (3) using Clutch Adjusting Nut Wrench, Part No. HD -94580-71, and turn screw (5) inward until it becomes harder to turn (starts to release the clutch) and continue turning (2 more turns) to be sure clutch is disengaged.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Then
Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment then adjust all free play out of control cable by turning adjuster (15) outward. Do not put any tension on cable. With all slack in cable eliminated (no play at hand lever) tighten the coil adjuster locknut (13). This is the correct cable adjustment.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Now
Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment now the clutch release adjustment should be made with the clutch adjuster screw as follows. Back off the adjuster screw (5) until the clutch is engaged (screw turns easier), then, turn screw until the point where free play of adjusting has just been eliminated. From this point, turn the adjusting screw outward 1/8 to 1/4 turn to establish correct free play and tighten locknut (3) while holding screw (5) stationary.
Ironhead 1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment See
Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment see Clutch Free Play Figure. Check free play at clutch hand-lever. There should be 1/16 in. free play between handle and bracket. If incorrect, readjust sleeve (15) and tighten locknut (13).
Ironhead (1979 To 1983 Clutch Adjustment Note
The Ironhead 1979 to 1983 clutch adjustment note follows. If the clutch continues to slip under load or drag in released position, clutch springs may need adjusting or release mechanism may be defective. One just needs to find out how to adjust the clutch springs and fix the mechanism. This just covered how to adjust the release mechanism not repair it.