How to Adjust the Clutch Cable for a Sportster?

Answer You should adjust the clutch cable on your Sportster when depressing the shifter lever becomes difficult. A clutch adjustment is recommended approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. With a properl... Read More »

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How to Adjust a 1986 Harley Sportster Clutch Cable?

Harley-Davidson introduced the Evolution Sportster engines for mass production in 1986. The Sportster crankcase houses the engine, transmission and clutch components as a one-piece unit. Wet clutch... Read More »

How to Change the Clutch Cable in an Evolution Sportster?

The clutch cable on a Harley-Davidson Evolution Sportster runs from the hand clutch lever to the outer primary, located on the lower left-hand side of the motorcycle. You utilize the clutch cable w... Read More »

How to Remove the Clutch Cable on a 2010 Custom Sportster?

The clutch cable on a 2010 Harley-Davidson Custom 1200 Sportster runs from the clutch lever on the left side of the handlebars to just under the clutch inspection cover in the middle of the primary... Read More »

How to Adjust the Cable for the Clutch?

The clutch lever on your motorcycle should have a minimum of ¼-inch free play and a maximum of ½-inch free play. Free play is the amount of movement a clutch lever has before it engages the clutc... Read More »